It was possible for me to attend the 60th Anniversary event at Mont Ormel in France. This was the Polish Armoured Division's defence of the gate that was to close the Falaise pocket. A very good event with around 5,000 people attending including around 1000 Poles or people of Polish extraction I was told a story by a Polish family there of their friend that I found fascinating and was wondering if anyone knows of any other long journeys A Polish soldier, fighting in Poland was captured by the Russians in 1939, they shipped him off to Siberia from where he escaped and in winter walked to India, where he got on a ship for England and enlisted in the Polish forces and was sent in June 1944 to France. He is still alive, in England, although he is very unwell at present. If you look at the map you have a journey from Siberia to India of 2,000 miles plus over some of the worst deserts and mountains in the world. That to me is determination way beyond the normal.