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Askold wrote:Piotr Mikołajski wrote:Askold wrote:Polish Hiwi in German service
Why do you think that this soldier is in German service?
- Note the German beltbuckle.
Bild 2: unser Koch, ebenfalls ein polnischer Hiwi, ruft unserem Patron etwas nach. links oben = unser Patron, rechts unten unser polnischer Koch
history1 wrote:Looks curios that the boss is running away, no idea what "Pirunja" should be. Doesn´t seem polish to me.
Njorl wrote:[...] "Pirunja" seems to be slightly distorted vocative case of pierun - "(Ty) pierunie!". And pierun or pieron is a regional word used to address persons one is angry with.
See entry in PWN dictionary.
JohnWithill wrote:What I would like to know is just how many Poles did volunteer
JohnWithill wrote:how they were organised
JohnWithill wrote:I know Adolf was particularly keen on Alpine and Mountain units - did the Karpaty Army just dissolve - did the Podhalians get out or where they rounded up incarcerated and 'conscripted ?'
JohnWithill wrote:I have a number of Polish frineds descended from the lucky ones who escaped and got to the UK - what befell those who were captured?
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