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Summary: Events in the Polish government and armed forces in exile from January to March 1941.
Description: I. General Sikorski with Prime Minister Benes visits the Czech Army in Britain. Benes then decorates Sikorski with the Czech Cross of Bravery.
II. Members of the Polish National Council visit the Polish Army in Scotland.
III. St Andrews University awards an honorary degree to Sikorski and Edinburgh University presents President Raczkiewicz with an honorary doctorate after the inauguration of the Polish Medical School in the city.
IV. Off-duty Polish soldiers relax by watching a Polish girl dance.
V. Sikorski shows King George VI and Queen Elizabeth around the Polish camp, and watch a marchpast by soldiers on foot and in Bren carriers.
VI. US Ambassador Biddle presents a new banner to a Polish brigade of mechanised cavalry, handing it to Raczkiewicz. Biddle looks at the Polish trenches and with Raczkiewicz visits an Army Cooperation Command Air Force Squadron equipped with Lysanders.
VII. Poles celebrate Easter in traditional style.
VIII. Polish and Czech Air Marshals receive the Order of the Bath at Buckingham Palace for their part in the Battle of Britain.
IX. Sikorski returns from his visit to the USA and Canada.
X. Final montage of Polish Army, Navy and Air Force.
Production Country: GB
Poland (Polish Government-in-Exile)
Production Details: Polish Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Polish Ministry of Information Film Division (Production company)
Concanen (Production company)
Cekalski, Eugene (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Benes, Edvard (person)
Biddle, Drexel (person)
George VI, King (person)
Elizabeth, Queen (person)
Raczkiewicz, Władysław (person)
Sikorski, Władysław (person)
Royal Air Force, Army Cooperation Command (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Polish personnel (regiment/service)
Czechoslovak Army (regiment/service)
Polish Army, Free Poles (regiment/service)
Polish Navy (regiment/service)
Polish Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Westland Lysander (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Bren & [Polish] (object name)
celebrations, Polish - popular: Easter (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: presentation of honorary degree (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: investiture, Order of Bath (object name)
ceremonies, Czechoslovak - event-related: investiture, Czech Cross of Bravery (object name)
ceremonies, United States - event-related: banner (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: investiture, Order of Battle of Britain (object name)
delegations, British international - state: George VI visits Polish troops (object name)
delegations, Czechoslovak international - goodwill: President Benes and General Sikorski visit Czech troops (object name)
delegations, Polish national - goodwill: Polish National Council visits Polish troops (object name)
delegations, Polish national - state: President Raczkiewicz visits Polish troops (object name)
delegations, Polish international - state: President Raczkiewicz visits RAF (object name)
delegations, United States international - goodwill: Drexel Biddle visits Polish troops (object name)
recreation, Polish military - casual (object name)
society, British - friendship (object name)
society, Czechoslovak - friendship (object name)
society, Polish military - friendship (object name)
society, United States - friendship (object name)
GB, England & London, SW <Buckingham Palace> (geography)
GB, Scotland & Edinburgh, Mloth <Polish Medical School> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 960 ft; Running time: 10 mins