Two Movie Program Flyers for The Polish Army at Latrun Camp Cinema, in Palestine. Kino Obozowe Latrun, Latrun Camp Cinema.
Two Movie Program Flyers for The Polish Army at Latrun Camp Cinema, in Palestine.
Polish Military Camp Cinema in Palestine

Two Movie Program Flyers for The Polish Army at Latrun Camp Cinema, in Palestine.

Tel Aviv: United Film Service (Palestine) Ltd. (Achduth), [1941]. First edition. Printed on yellow and pink papers. Text in English and Polish. 155 × 235 mm. Both chipped. Yellow with a pinhole. Pink somewhat stained. Overall in both in very good condition.

Movie program of the Latrun military camp cinema for the Polish Army in Palestine, on two subsequent weeks in March, 1941.

The Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade (Samodzielna Brygada Strzelców Karpackich, SBSK) was formed in April 1940 in Syria, composed of the Polish soldiers exiled after the Invasion of Poland in 1939, as part of the Polish Army in France under the command of Colonel Stanisław Kopański.

After the French surrender in May 1940, Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces, Władysław Sikorski ordered to defect and place the brigade under the British forces stationed in Palestine.

The SBSK based in Latrun and was equipped with British weapons. The division fought with distinction in the North African theatre of World War II, notably during the Siege of Tobruk. In 1942 the unit merged with the Władysław Anders' Army, the Polish 2nd Corps and formed the 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division as an independent part of the British Army. Later fought in the Italian campaign, in the battles of Monte Cassino and Ancona and also the Battle of Bologna during the final offensive in Italy in 1945.

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Price: €450.00

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