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 Murals, depicting pre-war Krakov and other scenes, painted by Polish soldiers billeted in Arbroath during the Second World War have been discovered there. Grants Shoe Factory building which was used as a billet for Polish troops stationed in the Angus town during the war. The soldiers' murals were uncovered as the building is being converted to luxury flats. Most of the Polish troops in Britain were stationed in Scotland for pre-deployment training. They succeeded in capturing the local girls' hearts leading to the present thriving Polish/Scottish community which is once again growing due to the European Union 
 Keywords: Grant shoe factory Poland soldier second world war billet painting mural Krakov
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Photographer: Paul Reid
Collection: Literature and Visual Arts
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14933495
Upload Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
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Murals, depicting pre-war Krakov and other scenes, painted by Polish

soldiers billeted in Arbroath during the Second World War have been discovered there. Grants Shoe Factory building which was used as a billet for Polish troops stationed in the Angus town during the war. The soldiers' murals were uncovered as the building is being converted to luxury flats. Most of the Polish troops in Britain were stationed in Scotland for pre-deployment training. They succeeded in capturing the local girls' hearts leading to the present thriving Polish/Scottish community which is once again growing due to the European Union
Keywords: Grant shoe factory Poland soldier second world war billet painting mural Krakov