Sunday, 18 September 2011

Brothers in Arms

On Wednesday evening the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Poland opened the latest exhibition at the RAF Museum in London: Brothers in Arms (title link). We tend to forget that during the Battle of Britain one fifth of Fighter Command’s aircrews came from overseas, many from Nazi occupied Europe. Using drawings, paintings, sculptures, photos and archive film footage, this exhibition explores the contribution of pilots from Poland and Czechoslovakia. The portrait of Squadron Leader Wojciech Kolaczkowski DFC (1941) is by Eric Kennington. The exhibition continues until 4 March 2012.


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