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Post My Father in Upper Silesia, 1921
Created by John Eipper on 11/11/18 6:21 AM

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My Father in Upper Silesia, 1921 (John Heelan, UK, 11/11/18 6:21 am)

Let us not forget another aspect of the Versailles agreement that was to send peacekeeping troops to Upper Silesia in 1921 due to rising tensions between the Freikorps, Poles and others following annexations and drawn by the lure of the coal and gas deposits.

My father served in Upper Silesia as an infantryman in the Royal Munster Fusiliers. I used to have a photo of him taken at the time with "snow on his boots": the photo has long since disappeared in the mists of time. He has a tough WWII record that encompassed Dunkirk, Desert Rats, and then Burma.

JE comments:  I wish I knew more about that aspect of history.  A few years back we were in the Katowice region, the center of tensions between Germans and Poles during the Interwar period.

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