E 27 ngā putanga i kitea

Whakawhāitihia ngā putangaHunaiaWhakaaturia

 
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, 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.

 
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.

 
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.

Creator
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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. This image shows some of the paintings and cartoons by Kuczynski. 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.

 
Miniature monument in honour of New Zealand and Polish soldiers

Miniature monument in honour of New Zealand and Polish soldiers

This miniature monument was created to honour New Zealand and Polish soldiers who fell in the fight for common ideals in World War Two. It is made of aluminium and wood in an art deco style. The plate is inscribed, "For our freedom and yours, Tobruk, El Gazala, Monte Cassino", with a stylized Polish and New Zealand army emblem below. The underside is inscribed, " Made by Polish forces No. 175 Wyk. Komp. Warszl". It was designed by a soldier of the Polish Third Carpathian Infantry Division. 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.

 
Letter weight from Polish soldier

Letter weight from Polish soldier

This letter weight, made of aluminium, bears a stylized Polish eagle and the Polish and New Zealand national flags. The slab base is inscribed, "To my New Zealand friend from a Polish soldier, Italy, 1945", and on the other side "Captain E Lachwski". 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.

 
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers

Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers

Polish soldiers viewing the 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.

 
Polish soldiers with exhibition of gifts for New Zealand

Polish soldiers with exhibition of gifts for New Zealand

Some Polish soldiers with a display of the gifts to be sent to New Zealand. The art works displayed are of the painter Krzewinski (seated in the middle), with the painter Bednarski on his left and the cartoonist Kuczynski to his right. 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Paperweight and canon shell from Polish soldier

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.

 
Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers

Exhibition of gifts for New Zealand from Polish soldiers

A display of the gifts to be sent to New Zealand. this image shows paintings by Siedlanowski and Panas. 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.

 
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.

 
The Black Madonna, gift from Polish soldiers

The Black Madonna, gift from Polish soldiers

This painting of the Black Madonna was one of the gifts sent from Polish soldiers 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.

 
Display of gifts from Polish soldiers

Display of gifts from Polish soldiers

The gifts went sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the 3rd 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), and the image shows some of the gifts in one of the shop windows.

 
Display of gifts from Polish soldiers

Display of gifts from Polish soldiers

The gifts went sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the 3rd 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), and the image shows some of the gifts in one of the shop windows.

 
Model anti-tank gun, gift from Polish soldiers to New Zealand

Model anti-tank gun, gift from Polish soldiers to New Zealand

This model in its box was one of many gifts made by Polish soldiers during World War II that were presented to New Zealand. They were given to New Zealand as an expression of the Polish soldiers 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.