GENERAL SIKORSKI AT TOBRUK FRONT LINE - CAIRO, November 17. - Polish forces at Tobruk Have been inspected by the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Army (General Sikorski). He said their ferocity and devotion to duty had deeply impressed him. His troops held the British and Australian forces in the highest respect and would fight with them anywhere. General Sikorski decorated men who took part in recent successful raids, and he accompanied a night patrol to within 400 yards of the enemy line.
What a mensch... running around on night patrols within rifle range only days before the Operation Crusader breakout. You, Sir, clearly deserve your own objective marker.
General Sikorski would die in a plane crash in 1943 sixteen seconds after takeoff. Conspiracy theories abound and many Poles think he was killed by Soviet agents.
This completes the SBSK series for now. When I get back around to it, I'll be adding more Matlidas for a fun mid war horde, some more carriers in caunter, and that last infantry platoon that mocks me from its popsicle sticks. Battlefront was also kind enough to come out with some Bofors 37mm Portees this week, and since those are the only Polish portees I've actually seen a picture of, I should paint a few up.
The next force you'll likely see up on this blog are the SBSK's Italian foes, but painting all of their motorcycles has been brutal.