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'I am delighted to be associated with the work of the Polish Heritage Society and very honoured to serve as its President. The Society's work highlights the enormous contribution which generations of Poles have made to their adopted country. Preserving and celebrating that heritage will only further strengthen the ties between Poland and the United Kingdom.

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A Debt of Dishonour is a unique documentary film dedicated Major General Sosabowski and all ranks who served in the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group and to their Comrades-in-Arms of the 1st British Airborne Division that fought in the ill-fated “Operation Market Garden” at Arnhem and Driel during September 1944.

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2014 - PHS Conrad Winner : Joanna Skolik


Poland Revisited: A British citizen on the Polish problem.

“Both at sea and on land my point of view is English, from which the conclusion should not be drawn that I have become an Englishman. That is not the case. Homo duplex has in my case more than one meaning”.

In 1914 when Conrad was preparing for his trip to Poland he had some mixed
feelings: on the one hand he must have remembered all the accusations concerning his life
and letters, on the other he wanted to find out his past, to face his Polish heritage, to follow in his family footsteps. Before his visit to Poland, Conrad treated her in a sentimental way, for Conrad Poland was a matter of the Past, a “lost cause”, he did not believe that Poland could become an independent country...

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