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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.

I worked closely with the Society on the project to build a memorial to the Polish Forces at the National Memorial Arboretum and saw at first hand the energy and dedication of those involved.

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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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June 2013 Polish Heritage Society UK Visit to Warsaw


A Debt of Dishonour Film Premiere at the Warsaw Rising Museum.  The Warsaw Rising Museum organised 2 Premieres in fact, at 11:30 am in English language followed by lunch and the second showing in the evening at 6 pm in Polish. In addition to many distinguished Guests, the Premiere was attended by Princess Ingrid de Frankopan an international lawyer, Mr Otton Hulacki (Chairman, Blyskawica UK Society), Colonel Mike Russell (Aldershot), General Krzysztof Szymanski (BBN),  Mr Andrzej Witkowski (Chairman PZM), Colonel Bogdan Kielbasa (MON), Mr Mateusz Mroz (NBP), Mr Pawel Ukielski (Deputy Director of Warsaw Rising Museum), Group Captain RAF David Houghton (Defence Attache of the British Embassy in Warsaw),     Mr Stefan Potocki (Author), Mr Janek Zylinski (White House, London), Mr Robert Sobocinski (Sculptor) and number of actual WWII and specifically Warsaw Rising  1944 veterans.

The 11:30 am Premiere was followed by our visit to Powazki Cemetery where we placed flowers on General Stanislaw Sosabowski's grave. Colonel Mike Russell (Aldershot) and Colonel Bogdan Kielbasa (MON) jointly attended our visit to Powazki Cemetery.

Both, the morning and evening Premieres followed with a valuable discussion on the subject of Polish involvement in Arnhem 1944 and allowed for a full audience participation. The above event was fully promoted by Warsaw Rising Museum (their website and mailing list) with special thanks to ever hard working Miss Ewelina Bajak.

The Polish Heritage Society UK also delivered to Warsaw several archive copies of the A Debt of Dishonour film in DVD format.


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