Polish 2nd Corps Cine films from the 1960s

A few years ago I bought several old cine films off eBay in a box that was labelled Monte Cassino. The seller said they had come from a house clearance and had no idea what was on them, but I bought them anyway.

In order to view them I bought a reel-to-reel projector and the contents were fascinating. They show various aspects of the ex Polish 2nd Corps personnel in the 1960’s

I didn’t have any sophisticated copying equipment, but simply projected the cine reels and then videoed them. There’s lots of phasing issues but at least they are watchable. I have put them on YouTube but have now brought them together in a single location.

I have donated the original cine films to the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London.

Polish millennium (London 1966)
Polish millennium Celebrations, White City Stadium London – May 1966

 

General Władysław Anders at a football match in Cannock
Polish General Władysław Anders at a football tournament in Cannock (England) in the 1960’s.

 

25th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino
Rome, Cassino, Monte Cassino – Italy 18th May 1969

 

General Władysław Anders Lying in State, Church of Andrzej Bobola, London – May 1970

 

Generał Władysław Anders Funeral – Monte Cassino, 23rd May 1970

 

The Holy Family of Nazareth Convent School – Pitsford
Festyn – The Holy Family of Nazareth Convent School – Pitsford

 

Visit to Penrhos
Penrhos Polish Village near Abersoch, North Wales.

 


My other Polish 2nd Corps related blogs:
Useful Resources for Polish 2 Corps information
https://pleszak.blog/2018/09/05/useful-resources-for-polish-2-corps-information/

From Manchester to Belarus
https://pleszak.blog/2018/04/05/from-manchester-to-belarus/

Reflections of the Battle of Monte Cassino
https://pleszak.blog/2018/04/19/reflections-of-the-battle-of-monte-cassino/

From the Steppes of Russia to Monte Cassino – The history of the Polish 2nd Corps
https://pleszak.blog/2018/04/05/from-the-steppes-of-russia-to-monte-cassino-the-brave-history-of-the-polish-2nd-corps/

First-hand account of when eastern Poland became western Belarus. October 1939
https://pleszak.blog/2019/01/13/first-hand-account-of-when-eastern-poland-became-western-belarus-october-1939/

Little known battles on the Eastern Front and the consequences of WW1 for Poland
https://pleszak.blog/2018/09/17/little-known-battles-on-the-eastern-front-and-the-consequences-of-ww1-for-poland/

The line from Derby to the Taj Mahal that divided Poland
https://pleszak.blog/2018/08/21/the-line-from-derby-to-the-taj-mahal-that-divided-poland/

Derbyshire’s High Peak link to the most famous WW2 Battle of Britain fighter squadron
https://pleszak.blog/2018/04/24/derbyshires-high-peak-link-to-the-most-famous-ww2-battle-of-britain-fighter-squadron/

The changing name of the Russian State Security service: An evolution of terror!
https://pleszak.blog/2018/04/10/the-changing-name-of-the-russian-state-security-service-an-evolution-of-terror/


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