Jan Patyra

Born: 14th April 1921

Kraznystaw, Poland

Date of interview: 30th July 2006

Map showing where Jan Patyra came from

There was a Russian army or a Polish army?

No there was a Polish army. Because we said. And as you see from the beginning we didn't have uniforms but English you know their convoy, north convoy they brought all the uniforms, so we did have a uniform, and Stalin wanted us to fight he said 'Well, why don't you fight over here with us in, against the Jerries?' And we, but we said no, see we didn't trust the Soviets. So eventually we left Russia, I went to the Middle East, see that's our chaps in the Middle East.