POLAND: End of Sikorski

The Liberator took off from Gibraltar, soared into the night sky of July 4. Then, soon after the takeoff, its engines stalled and it crashed. Among those killed: General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Premier of the Polish Government in Exile and commander of its armed forces; his daughter, Mrs. Sophia Lesniowska; General Tadeusz Klimecki, Chief of the Polish General Staff; Colonel Andrzej Marecki, military scientist; British Colonel Victor Alexander Cazalet, M.P., political liaison officer to Sikorski.

The death of General Sikorski made future Polish policy uncertain. He was not afraid of facts. Though he loathed Communism, he made a pact with the Soviet...

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