NT2572 : Home of Polish General Maczek

taken 7 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Home of Polish General Maczek
Home of Polish General Maczek
General Stanisław Maczek lived here from 1948 until his death in 2004 aged 102, the last surviving senior commander of WWII. A skilled tactician, he commanded the 1st Polish Armoured Division with distinction, trapping the German 7th Army in the Falaise pocket during the Normandy campaign. To his troops he was known as 'Baca' (shepherd) on account of his care for them and humanitarian concern for people he liberated. Post-war he was given no pension either by the Poles or by the other Allies, and for a time he worked as a barman. Here his former soldiers would click heels and bow before ordering. On the fall of communism in Poland he was promoted to full General and awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest honour, normally reserved for heads of state.
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Tuesday, 29 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 July, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 253 722 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2706N 3:11.7952W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 253 723
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