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 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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Polish Music in Scotland part 1 – Chopin

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Polish Music in Scotland part 1 – Chopin

Historically, some great Polish musicians have influenced Scotland’s high culture, and this influence remains in many ways. Let's start with the biggest star - Fryderyk Chopin and his dramatic Scottish tour...

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Polish Music in Scotland part 2 – Feliks Yaniewicz

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Polish Music in Scotland part 2 – Feliks Yaniewicz

Yaniewicz organised the First Edinburgh Music Festival.He worked as violinist, conductor and composer, but also as a dedicated organizer of cultural and charity events. ...

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A bear on His majesty payroll

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A bear on His majesty payroll

Wojtek the Bear – Polish soldier on His majesty payroll For most people, this story will be hard to believe. Well, it is an unbelievable story indeed. The story of a bear who wrestled with his comrades, loved beer and cigarettes and played with ladies underwear. That same bear fought at the battle of Monte…...

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