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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 18:34 pm 
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Hello im starting to get my polish para kit together and me and four friends are going to try and start a group please could anyone help with polish army rank? like a rank chart or something? ive got a few books on the subject well they are mostly books about Arnhem.

Also could some one help with the polish army salute in the film a bridge too far they sort of have there hand closed like your going to punch someone if you get what i mean is that how the polish army saluted?? sorry for all the questions but me and my friends want to get in right for the polish para vets etc.

Also are there any other movies that have the polish paras in??

thanks for anyone who can help. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 20:45 pm 
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Hi Englander :)

We generally saluted as the Brits. Check this links:

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/gener ... h+soldiers
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/us-ge ... ery/polish

There are few movies on yuotube regarding Polish paras:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNFPMYr5 ... 722725BC0D
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/parat ... RATROOPERS

and few links from our forum:

http://www.first-to-fight.co.uk/forum/v ... ?f=22&t=61

Thanks :)

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I always thought that the Poles saluted with Two fingers (not like that salute!) :lol:
Similar to the scout salute which uses 3 fingers.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 21:58 pm 
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You right but under British command we've changed our salut because many British officers thought that making fun of them when we saluted with two fingers :lol: We still salute with two fingers.

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Was I wrong in noticing a couple of variations of salute in the Video of Sikorski after Narvik?

The highland Brigade look to be using a 'palm down', similar to the US salute, yet Sikorski himself could be using either the 'British Model' palm facing forward, or even the Polish 2 finger.

Maybe it is just my screen resolution.

I knew of the problems caused by daft British officers construing insult, but had always assumed the 2 fingered salute was maintained within Polish units. Was this not the case?

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Yes, the three different salutes lol,no one has yet given me a definative answer on this aside from regarding the so called "2 finger" salute. Its technically 3 *fingers* but one of them is your thumb, they stand for God, Honour and Fatherland ,though fatherland in straight translation if you say *fatherland* in English you get told off as that implies German Vaterland.....for yet another unfathomable reason lol

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