Essex County (Ontario) Newspapers
 
Odsiecz Fighting Poland

Title

Odsiecz Fighting Poland

Author/Editor

Polish Armed Forces

Files

Place of Publication

Windsor, Ontario

Description

Title Variation

Fighting Poland

Publication Dates

1941-1942

Frequency

Weekly

Online Holdings

1941-1942

Keywords

Odsiecz Fighting Poland (Windsor), Polish Armed Forces, World War II, Windsor (Ontario), Essex County (Ontario), Owen Sound (Ontario), Newspapers

Disciplines

Canadian History | Public History

Comments/Notes

To view online holdings:

1941 (Vol. 1)
https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/swoda-windsor-region/102

1942 (Vol. 2)
https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/swoda-windsor-region/103

Description

During the second World War, the Polish Army operated a recruitment centre in Windsor, Ontario. From July 17th, 1941 until April 19th, 1942, they produced the newspaper Odsiecz / Fighting Poland on a weekly basis. It was published in Polish and English and was heavily illustrated. Approximately 20,000 copies per issue were circulated in the United States and Canada. The main purpose of Odsiecz was to encourage the Polish diaspora in North America to enlist in the Polish Armed Forces. The newspaper contained articles about the situation at the front, their activities in Windsor, and also in Owen Sound, which was the location of their training camp.

Source of our Digitized Holdings

University of Windsor. Archives

Odsiecz Fighting Poland

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