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  • 16 October 2017

    22 October - 3 November 2017. Polish Social and Cultural Association, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF

    ‘Few now survive, but none are forgotten.’ is the motto of the exhibition and the campaign that aims to create a statue of General Stanisław Maczek in Edinburgh, near the house where he spent the last years of his life.

     

    The exhibition comprises of 26 individual stories that were written by the children or grandchildren of men and women who came to Scotland during the Second World War, fought for our freedom and then settled in Scotland. Among them were many soldiers of General Stanisław Maczek, who himself also lived in Scotland after the war. These stories reflect the changed lives, aims and aspirations of those who survived the war and made a new life in their adopted country of Scotland.

     

    The maquette of the statue of General Stanisław Maczek was created by a Polish artist, Mr Bronisław Krzysztof, who was chosen to design this important monument, by late Lord Fraser of Carmyllie. The idea of having a permanent memorial to General Maczek in Edinburgh is now carried on by the youngest daughter of Lord Fraser, Miss Katie Fraser, his public relations adviser, Mr Archie Mackay and his lawyer, Mr Roddy Harrison.

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