Wroclaw

Tankman's Square

  ul. Żarska, Żagań     more than a year ago
Today Żagań is home to the Polish military and in particular to the descendent of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. Led in WWII by the legendary General Stanislaw Maczek (1892-1994), the 1st Armoured Division played a key role in the battle against the Nazis in France and the Low Countries in 1944-45 and the general, who lived out his life in Scotland and was forced to work as a bartender to survive, is honoured with a statue showing him stood in the turret of his tank. Alongside his statue can be found four tanks – a T-34; T-55; T-72 and an M-36 Sherman. For those with an interest in Polish military history this is worth a visit and for those with connections to the forces who fought under Maczek, something of a shrine.

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