POlish Americans in HAller Blue Army Not recognized????

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POlish Americans in HAller Blue Army Not recognized????

Post by Linkagain » 16 Jan 2022 14:39

Out of 38,000 who applied 24,000 Polish Americans served iN Haller Blue Army in France {With the permission of the US Goverment}
and yet postwar.....
"After the war, the Polish-American volunteers who served within Haller's Army were not recognized as veterans by either the American or Polish governments. This led to friction between the Polish community in the United States and the Polish government, and resulted in the subsequent refusal by Polish-Americans to again help the Polish cause militarily" :o :o :o :o
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Army_(Poland)

Was it because instead of Going East Toward Poland they went west settled In USA ANd Canada????

Cna anyone explain this "Policy"??????

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Re: POlish Americans in HAller Blue Army Not recognized????

Post by wm » 16 Jan 2022 22:02

The Second Republic only granted the status to the participants of the 19th-century Polish uprisings. The rest was expected to sink or swim.
It changed two years before the ww2 but in the end, they ran out of time.

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