General. Born Stanisław Franciszek Sosabowski at Stanisławów, Poland. He served with distinction in the Austro-Hungarian army during WW1. In WW2 he was made a prisoner of war following Poland's surrender, but escaped to France and eventually to Britain. Here he set up what was to become the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade, which fought at the Battle of Arnhem. Died in Hillingdon, London.
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