TIL that Penley, a small village near Wrexham in north east Wales, was home to a hospital founded on the orders of Sir Winston Churchill after World War II to care for Polish ex-servicemen

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penley

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  1. The Polish servicemen (and women I’d imagine) were treated disgracefully after the war in general by us in the UK. Many who had fled Poland because of Soviet aggression, were shipped back after the war at Stalin’s request and sent to the gulags. People who had fought bravely to keep Britain free from Nazi tyranny and the thanks they got was to be booted out.

    The worst part of it was that it was the UK populace at the time who basically demanded the removal of the “foreigners”, regardless of their previous heroics. It was an easy decision for the government, there was little to no resistance to them being sent off to their fate.

    Britain owes a huge debt to Poland, but too many Brits are too blinkered or racist to ever accept it.

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