Richard Demarco and Demarco Archives

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Richard Demarco and Demarco Archives

... and their involvement in promoting Polish Art in the UK/Scotland...

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General Maczek – a hero amongst us

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General Maczek – a hero amongst us

...He should be also be recognised as being the saviour of the Normandy Campaign...

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Polish Art made in Scotland

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Polish Art made in Scotland

Polish art has been present in Scotland for a very long time. The oldest connection of significance traces back to the 16th century. ...

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RAF, Scotland and the Polish pilots

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RAF, Scotland and the Polish pilots

... one particular incident took place that might be regarded as typically Polish. In September 1942, a single Mustang Aircraft .....

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The best kept secret of the Enigma Secret

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The best kept secret of the Enigma Secret

One of the biggest secrets of WWII was the secret of Enigma – an electro-mechanical rotor cipher machine used by the Germans to code military messages. Decrypting Enigma meant knowing the enemy’s plans. One can easily imagine the value of this knowledge during war times. Enigma’s decryption was a Polish gift to Great Britain. There…...

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The curious story of two beverages

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The curious story of two beverages

Captain John McKinnon of the Clan McKinnon certainly wasn’t bothering himself with history or legend while he was struggling to decipher the latin on a yellowed piece of paper...

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The Royal Connection

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The Royal Connection

There are two big royal names and two big stories linking Scotland and Poland.....

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Scots in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

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Scots in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Tens of thousands Scots migrated to Poland in 16th and 17th centuries. Some of them made real fortunes.....

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In which country is the world’s biggest map?

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In which country is the world’s biggest map?

The Great Polish Map of Scotland placed in the grounds of the Barony Castle in Scottish Borders...

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