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Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

Letter from the Major M. Bujwid, Officer Commanding of the Polish General Hospital, to the Polish Army League. The letter thanks them for the gift parcels they have sent. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

 
Polish Army League correspondence

Polish Army League correspondence

Letter from a Major, at O.C.No.1 Polish General Hospital, to Mrs Ann Jacques of the Polish Army League. The letter thanks the Polish Army League for their gift parcels. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

 
Polish Army League correspondence
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Polish Army League correspondence

A copy of a letter from Captain Adam Kubaczka of the 3rd Carpathian Division Soldiers Welfare to the Polish Army League, thanking them for the parcels that they send to Polish soldiers. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

 
A history of the work of the Polish Army League
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A history of the work of the Polish Army League

A history of the Polish Army League. Although undated includes information post World War Two on the gifts sent back to New Zealand from Polish Forces, as a thank you for the friendship and kindness shown. It also includes a then current list of the gifts on display in the C M Ross department store window. Written by Miss G C Tennent of Dannevirke, whose relationship with the League is unknown. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North in WWII, corresponded with and sent parcels to Polish soldiers who served with the allies in World War Two.

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg,  and Mrs Ann Jacques at opening of exhibition of gifts from Polish soldiers

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, and Mrs Ann Jacques at opening of exhibition of gifts from Polish soldiers

The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Bernard Freyberg reading correspondence with Mrs Ann Jacques of the Polish Army League, at the opening of an exhibition of art works gifted to New Zealand. The gifts were sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the Carpathian Division in Italy. They were 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. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library).

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg with Mr W A Jacques

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg with Mr W A Jacques

The Governor General of New Zealand, Lord Freyberg with Mr W A Jacques at the opening of an exhibition of art works gifted to New Zealand. Mr Jacques was the husband of Mrs Ann Jacques, founder of the Polish Army League, and was a lecturer at Massey Agricultural College. The gifts were sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the Carpathian Division in Italy. They were 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. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library).

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg

The Governor General of New Zealand opening the exhibition of gifts from Polish soldiers, held at the C M Ross department store. The gifts went sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the 3rd Carpathian Division. The gifts were 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.

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg

The Governor General of New Zealand at the opening of the exhibition of gifts presented by Polish soldiers to New Zealand. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library). The gifts went sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the 3rd Carpathian Division. The gifts were 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.

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, Opening of exhibition of gifts from Polish soldiers

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, Opening of exhibition of gifts from Polish soldiers

The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Bernard Freyberg talking with Mrs Ann Jacques of the Polish Army League, at the opening of an exhibition of art works gifted to New Zealand. Two people from the Pahiatua Polish Children's Camp look on. The gifts were sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the Carpathian Division in Italy. They were 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. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library).

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg,  with Mrs E J Wilde

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, with Mrs E J Wilde

The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Bernard Freyberg talking with Mrs E J Wilder, Treasurer of the Polish Army League, at the opening of an exhibition of art works gifted to New Zealand. The gifts were sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the Carpathian Division in Italy. They were 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. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library).

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, at opening of exhibition of gifts from Polish soldiers

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, at opening of exhibition of gifts from Polish soldiers

The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Bernard Freyberg talking with the Polish Consul and Mrs Ann Jacques of the Polish Army League, at the opening of an exhibition of art works gifted to New Zealand. The gifts were sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the Carpathian Division in Italy. They were 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. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library).

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg,  with Mr A E Mansford, Mayor of Palmerston North

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, with Mr A E Mansford, Mayor of Palmerston North

The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Bernard Freyberg with Mr A E Mansford, Mayor of Palmerston North, at the opening of an exhibition of art works gifted to New Zealand. The gifts were sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the Carpathian Division in Italy. They were 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. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library).

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, receiving gift from Polish children

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, receiving gift from Polish children

The Governor General of New Zealand receiving a miniature mountain hut, presented by children of the Polish Children's Camp, at the opening of an exhibition of art works gifted to New Zealand. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library). The gifts went sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the 3rd Carpathian Division. They were 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.

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, and Mrs W. F. F. Field

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg, and Mrs W. F. F. Field

The Governor General of New Zealand talking with the Chairwoman of the Polish Army League, Mrs W Field, at the opening of the exhibition of gifts presented by Polish soldiers to New Zealand. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library). The gifts went sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the 3rd Carpathian Division. The gifts were 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.

 
Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg and Lady Freyberg, with Mrs A Mansford

Governor General, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg and Lady Freyberg, with Mrs A Mansford

The Governor General of New Zealand, Lady Freyberg and Mrs A Mansford, Mayoress of Palmerston North at the opening of an exhibition of art works gifted to New Zealand. The exhibition was held at the C M Ross department store (now the Palmerston North Central Library). The gifts went sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the 3rd Carpathian Division. They were 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.

 
Paperweight from Polish soldier

Paperweight from Polish soldier

This paper weight shows a Polish eagle sitting on a globe, looking towards New Zealand. It is made of wood, aluminium and steel. On the base is written, "For our New Zealand friends with greetings from 2nd Polish Carp. Rifle Bn". On the shield is a Jerusalem Cross with the word "Latrun" on it. Latrun was the first location of the Polish independent Carpathian Brigade in Palestine, in 1940. This is one 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.

 
Signed image of General Anders, commander in Chief of the Polish army in the Middle East, sent to the Polish Army League

Signed image of General Anders, commander in Chief of the Polish army in the Middle East, sent to the Polish Army League

General Wladyslaw Anders was the Commander in Chief of the Polish Army in the Middle East during World War Two. This image was sent to the Polish Army League along with others of the Polish army in Italy. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North, developed a relationship with Polish soldiers through befriending the soldiers. They corresponded with them and sent parcels. The Polish soldiers reciprocated with gifts, to acknowledge their appreciation of the friendship, and New Zealand's response to the welfare of Polish children.

 
Exhibition of gifts to New Zealand from Polish soldiers

Exhibition of gifts to New Zealand from Polish soldiers

Exhibition of gifts to be sent to New Zealand, as displayed at Cupra Marittima, italy, during World War Two. The gifts were 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.

 
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers

Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers

Exhibition of gifts to be sent to New Zealand, as displayed at Cupra Marittima, italy, during World War Two. The gifts were 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.

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Date
September 1945
Place
Italy
 
Friendship bracelet from Polish soldier

Friendship bracelet from Polish soldier

This brass friendship bracelet is a model of a friendship ring, and created as a symbol of Polish - New Zealand friendship. The inside of the bracelet is inscribed, "To everlasting friendship New Zealand 1941". It also has a silver metal plaque inside inscribed, "Wykonal Hajdukiewicz Wlad 2. Komp. Warszt. E. M. Italia 1945". It was gifted to New Zealand by Polish soldiers at the end of World War Two. Gifts were 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 the war. This item is held by Te Manawa, Palmertson North.

 
Image of Polish soldier in Italy, sent to the Polish Army League

Image of Polish soldier in Italy, sent to the Polish Army League

A sentry of the 3rd Carpathian Division with a view over the destroyed monastry of Monte Cassino. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North, developed a relationship with Polish soldiers through befriending the soldiers. They corresponded with them and sent parcels. The Polish soldiers reciprocated with gifts, to acknowledge their appreciation of the friendship, and New Zealand's response to the welfare of Polish children.

 
Cross made inside a bottle from Polish soldier

Cross made inside a bottle from Polish soldier

This cross was made inside a bottle, with the words, "Poland's Trust is in God". It is one of the gifts made by Polish soldiers to send 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.

 
Miniature mountain hut from Polish soldier

Miniature mountain hut from Polish soldier

This miniature mountain hut, carved by Corporal Walczak, was presented to Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand by the delegation of Polish Children Camp, Pahiatua. The mountain hut was a symbol of the longed for Polish thatched cottages. Under the right window is a sign, " Mountain hut in Southern Poland" and on the right side,"Wykonel Kpr. Wladyslaw Walozak". It was one 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.

 
Image of Polish memorial at Monte Cassino, Italy, sent to Polish Army League

Image of Polish memorial at Monte Cassino, Italy, sent to Polish Army League

The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North, developed a relationship with Polish soldiers through befriending the soldiers. They corresponded with them and sent parcels. The Polish soldiers reciprocated with gifts, to acknowledge their appreciation of the friendship, and New Zealand's response to the welfare of Polish children.

 
Polish soldiers in Italy, with gift for New Zealand

Polish soldiers in Italy, with gift for New Zealand

A group of Polish soliders, serving in Italy, with one of the gifts sent to New Zealand. The gifts were displayed at Cupra Marittima, Italy, during World War Two, before despatch. The gifts were 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.

 
Image of Polish soldier's grave in Italy, sent to the Polish Army League

Image of Polish soldier's grave in Italy, sent to the Polish Army League

Image of grave with Monte Cassino, Italy, in the background. The Polish Army League, founded in Palmerston North, developed a relationship with Polish soldiers through befriending the soldiers. They corresponded with them and sent parcels. The Polish soldiers reciprocated with gifts, to acknowledge their appreciation of the friendship, and New Zealand's response to the welfare of Polish children.

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