On the first anniversary of the battle, the winner from Monte Cassino, acting as the Commander-in-Chief of Polish Armed Force in the West, General Władysław Anders, came on an official visit to the conqueror of Wilhelmshaven, General Stanisław Maczek.
7-8 May 1945 – Tanks of the Polish 1st Armoured Division on its way from Gdynia to Warsaw. Above them 306 & 317 Polish Fighter Squadrons.
GENERAL MACZEK’S DREAM
(…) MAY 6, the ships depart for Gdynia, with almost full armoured stuff of the Division on board, assisted by Polish and English warships, with German pilots in the navigation cabin. In the air, the cover of the fighters of Polish squadrons: 306 “Toruński” and 317 “Vilnius”.
May 4-6, 1945 – Great days of triumph of the Polish 1st Armoured Division and It’s commander, gen. Maczek
On May 4, 1945, in the afternoon, in Marshal Montgomery’s tent headquarters, on the Timeloberg Hill in Weschen Evern near Luneburg, 50 km south of Hamburg, Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, after receiving the consent of Admiral Dönitz, Hitler’s successor, signed the act of unconditional surrender of all German armed forces in the Netherlands, northwest Germany and Denmark. Bilateral cessation of fire was agreed the next day, May 5 at 8 am. Continue reading “May 4-6, 1945 – Great days of triumph of the Polish 1st Armoured Division and It’s commander, gen. Maczek”