Przyczynek do dziejów Armii Polskiej na Wschodzie w latach 1942-1943
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Results of investigations above history of the Polish Armed Forces (PAF) in the West was possible to recognize only behind further advanced studies. History of the Polish Army in the East (PAE) introduces modest among others. Lack is introducing study comprehensive history and part which this operational unit played in the World War II. Source base to histories PAE is rich and it is first of all in gen. Sikorski Archive of Polish Institute and Museum in London. Examined archival sources authorize author to performance of hitherto having exist settlements regarding the history of the PAE in years 1942-1943. The article touched problem of organization and training - after evacuation Polish Army in the East from Soviet Union. The Army was organized in constantly changing circumstances of organizational concept and plans, regarding a range of ways of how to use the Army in planned operations with the Allies in years 1943-1944. Moreover the Army was created in no best internal atmosphere among soldiers, what in special way compromised the Polish Armed Forces in eyes of our Allies. Also we have to consider bad physical condition of soldiers evacuated from the USSR and bad climatic conditions, in which it came to train the Army and to fulfill duty by service close to oil pipelines. In such circumstances it came to organize, train and prepare the Army to fight, from which the structures of 2 Polish Corps appeared. Training effort, which the article dedicated particularly much place, concentrated first of all on control new generation equipment sent from British and American deliveries as well as on problem of training thousands' drivers and operators mechanics of vehicles almost in full motorized Army.