A Polish Sherman knocked out on 9 August 1944 by the 12th-SS Hitlerjugend. The crew laying side by side were executed in cold blood. The stowage bin on the turret is open and its contents strewn about by the young looters. Whatever tenacity the HJ showed in battle was marred by their callous murderous nature that resulted in 189 prisoners of war being executed after capture and countless examples such as this of wanton murder.

Destroyed Polish Sherman tank from Polish Armored Division. Part of the crew was executed by soldiers of the 12 SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend".

Gen S. Maczek in his Cromwell tank

Members of the Polish Armored Division pose in front of their tank. Colorization by Wlocho.

LtCol Aleksander Stefanowicz, Commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Regiment, after receiving the Regimental Colours at St Nicolas, Belgium on 3 March 1946.

LtCol Aleksander Stefanowicz, Commander of the Polish Armoured Regiment, after receiving the Regimental Colours at St Nicolas, Belgium on 3 March

Gen. D. Einsenhower during a visit to the 1st Armored Division (the Netherlands, 1944.).

Einsenhower during a visit to the Polish Armored Division (the Netherlands, 1944 ).

Carriers from the 3rd Rifles Brigade (1st Armoured Division) on one of the streets of Breda.

Carriers from the Rifles Brigade Armoured Division) on one of the streets of Breda.

Command Cromwell IV OP, which served as command post to the commander of the 1st Polish armored division of General Stanislaw Macek. Normandy, summer 1944.

Slaughter is the best medicine Command Cromwell IV OP, which served as command post to the commander of the Polish armored division of General Stanislaw Macek.

1st Polish Armoured Division, Scotland, April 1943. Gunners of the 1st Medium Artillery Regiment preparing their guns for action during field exercises

Polish Armoured Division, Scotland, April Gunners of the Medium Artillery Regiment preparing their guns for action during field exercises

Polish-1st Armoured Division embarcking, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Colorizations By Users - Polish AD - debarkation

General Stanisław Maczek and Captain T. Wysocki in a Cromwell VII tank (T 187921) of the Polish 1st Armoured Division training in Scarborough, UK, before leaving for Normandy July 1944.

General Stanisław Maczek, Commander of Polish Armoured Division. October 1944 the troops of Division liberated city of Breda (Holland).

General Stanisław Maczek and Captain T. Wysocki in a Cromwell VII tank (T 187921) of the Polish 1st Armoured Division training in Scarborough, UK, before leaving for Normandy July 1944.

General Stanisław Maczek, Commander of Polish Armoured Division. October 1944 the troops of Division liberated city of Breda (Holland).

Photo from 'With the Tanks of the 1st Polish Armoured Division' K.Jamar 1946. 50: 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade H.Q.

Photo from 'With the Tanks of the Polish Armoured Division' K.Jamar Armoured Cavalry Brigade H.

Polish Sherman

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Willys Jeep belonging to C squadron of the 2nd Polish Armoured Regiment / 10the Armoured Cavalry Brigade / 1st Polish Armoured Division - Art by dugazm on deviantART

Willys Jeep belonging to C squadron of the Polish Armoured Regiment / Armoured Cavalry Brigade / Polish Armoured Division - Art by dugazm on deviantART

Tanks of the 1st Polish Armoured Division enter the town of Tielt, in West Flanders, under artillery fire. In the background the 'Halletoren'.

Tanks of the Polish Armoured Division enter the town of Tielt, in West Flanders, under artillery fire. In the background the 'Halletoren'.

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