Stanislaw Wladyslaw Maczek

(1892—1994) officer in the Polish army

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(1892–1994), Polish Army officer who commanded a motorized brigade in the Polish campaign. He escaped to the UK, was promoted maj-general, then commanded the 1st Polish Armoured Division which, as part of the First Canadian Army, fought in north-west Europe, notably at Falaise during the Normandy campaign and in the Netherlands. He was promoted lt-general in May 1945.

From The Oxford Companion to World War II in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Second World War.

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