Skip to Content

More Info →Paperweight and canon shell from Polish soldier

A paperweight, with Monte Cassino in relief in white metal, and a canon shell. On the paperweight is inscribed " 1940 to 1945", "Monte Cassino 1944" and "Workshop Platoon". The base also has a plaque, "For our friends in New Zealand from Work Shop of 3 Coy Polish A.S.C." and is inscribed "Palestine, Egypt, Libia, Italy". Monte Cassino was the site in the Italian campaign during World War Two. These were two of the gifts made by Polish soldiers to give to New Zealand as an expression of their heartfelt gratitude for New Zealand's treatment of the Polish children refugees and appreciation of the great friendship shown to the soldiers through the sending of correspondence and parcels, during World War Two. This item is held by Te Manawa, Palmertson North.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2018Pa_PolishArmyLeagueS5F1_024610
Title
Paperweight and canon shell from Polish soldier
Relation
CA: Polish Army League, Series 5, Folder 1
Format
B&W print
Held In
Community Archives
Archive
Polish Army League

Related items

Paperweight and canon shell from Polish soldier
Image of inscription on Polish memorial, sent to Polish Army League
Exhibition of gifts to New Zealand from Polish soldiers
Signed image of General Anders, commander in Chief of the Polish army in the Middle East, sent to the Polish Army League
Image of Polish soldier's grave in Italy, sent to the Polish Army League
Cross made inside a bottle from Polish soldier
Paperweight from Polish soldier
Image of Polish soldier in Italy, sent to the Polish Army League
Friendship bracelet from Polish soldier
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers

Creation

Created By
Place
Italy
Date
1946?

Object rights

Credit Line
Ian Matheson City Archives

Taxonomy

Community Tags

Report a problem

Related items

Paperweight and canon shell from Polish soldier
Image of inscription on Polish memorial, sent to Polish Army League
Exhibition of gifts to New Zealand from Polish soldiers
Signed image of General Anders, commander in Chief of the Polish army in the Middle East, sent to the Polish Army League
Image of Polish soldier's grave in Italy, sent to the Polish Army League
Cross made inside a bottle from Polish soldier
Paperweight from Polish soldier
Image of Polish soldier in Italy, sent to the Polish Army League
Friendship bracelet from Polish soldier
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers

User comments