Sixty-six Poles onboard ship were among tens of thousands who came to UK after the war

Few people are aware there were 66 Polish refugees on board the Windrush 70 years ago. Their presence was unacknowledged and their disembarkation was not captured among the vivid pictures of cheering Caribbean migrants.

Any photos of the Poles would probably have shown a more sombre mood. Their arrival was the culmination of an apocalyptic story stretching back a decade.
My mother-in-law, Janina Folta, was one of the Polish passengers.

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