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Location Dom Polski Centre, 232 Angus Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The monument commemorates Polish military personnel who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two, and the victims of Katyn Massacre.

Built Designer: Stan Ostoja Kotkowski
Opened 17 September 1977 by Major Stefan Soboniewski.
Inscription

Katyn
1940

"For your freedom and ours."

"Za nasza i wasz a wolnosc."

Plaque :

In memory of Polish Officers murdered by the Soviet N.K.V.D.

W Holdzie Oficerom Polskim Pomodowanym Przez
Sowieckie N.K.W.D.

Left Side Inscription
In memory of Polish soldiers sailors and airmen who gave their lives during the Second World War
1939 - 1945.

Zolnierzom Rzeczyospolitej Polskiej
Ktorzy Oddali Swe Zycie
W Drugiej Wojnie Swiatowej 1939 - 1945.

Back Inscription
The conscience of the world cries for truth to be witnessed in remembrance of 14,500 Polish Prisoners of War who disappeared in 1940 from Camps at Kozielsk, Starobielsk and Ostaszkow of whom 4,500 were later identified in mass graves at Katyn near Smolensk

Sumienie Swiata Wola O Swiadectwo Prawdzie
Pamieci 14,500 Polskich Jencow, Ktorzy Znikneli W 1940 Z Obozow
W Kozielsku, Starobielsku I Ostaszkowie, A Z Ktorrych
4,500 Znaleziono Pozniej W Zbiorowych Mogilach
W Katyniu Kolo Smolenska

Right Side Inscription
This monument was erected by the Polish Ex-Servicemen`s Association in Australia with the support of the Polish community and their Australian friends.

Unveiled by the President of the World Federation of Polish Ex-combatants` Assocation, Major Stefan Soboniewski.

Blessed by His Lordship Bishop Szczepan Wesoly on the 17th September, 1977.

Pomnik Ten Zbudowany Zostal Przez Stowarzyszenie Polskich
Kombatantow W Australii Wraz Ze Spoleczenstwem Polskim
I Przyjaciolmi Australiskimi
Odsloniecia Pomnika Dokonal Prezes Federacji
Swiatowej Stowarzyszenia Polskich Kombatantow
Kol. Stefan Soboniewski.
Pomnik Poswiecil J. E. Ks. Bp. Szczepan Wesoly Dnia 17 Wrzesnia 1977 Roku.

Condition

Good

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