Stanisław Sosabowski

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Stanisław Sosabowski.

Stanisław Sosabowski (1892–1967) was a Polish general in World War II. He fought in the Battle of Arnhem (Netherlands) in 1944 as commander of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade.

Quotes[edit]

  • Parachuting has taught us to be strong, and only those are needed by our country
    • Stanisław Sosabowski (1957) Najkrótszą drogą (Through the shortest way) London : Committe of Polish Parachutists.
  • When jumping with a parachute, everyone is afraid. Do not believe those who say that they were not afraid. It is not true, and it would be unnatural
    • Stanisław Sosabowski (1957) Najkrótszą drogą (Through the shortest way) London : Committe of Polish Parachutists.

About Stanisław Sosabowski[edit]

  • Harsh and demanding for himself, demands a lot from his subordinates, paternal and fair in his judgments and punishments, is able to acquire the trust and love of the soldiers, so willing to pay a heart for the heart. He has this mysterious gift that always brings a rich harvest on a field of battle - the gift of making emotional knots between commander and subordinates.
    • Kazimierz Sosnkowski (1990) in Preface to the book Droga wiodła ugorem. Wspomnienia by Stanisław Sosabowski
  • Sosabowski was regarded as a hero by the Polish soldiers under his command, and he was greatly liked and respected by a number of British subordinates. However it has been well documented that he could be very stubborn and argumentative towards his superiors if they held differing views to his, and it was chiefly this that led to his eventual downfall.
  • During the briefing for Comet, Hackett remembered a typically fanciful plan being presented, and Sosabowski saying in his 'lovely deep voice', "But the Germans, General, the Germans!".

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