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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Image of Brigadier Gentry meeting with Polish soldiers in Italy, sent to Polish Army League

Image of Brigadier Gentry meeting with Polish soldiers in Italy, sent to Polish Army League

Image of Brigadier Gentry deputising for General Freyberg in the Italian meeting with the Poles, during World War Two. 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.

 
Image of inscription on Polish memorial, sent to Polish Army League

Image of inscription on Polish memorial, sent to Polish Army League

Image of inscription on Polish memorial at Monte Cassino, Italy. Reads, " For our Freedom and yours we soldiers of Poland gave our soul to God, our life to the soil of Italy, our Hearts to Poland". 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.