statue for London
GEN. WLADYSLAW SIKORSKI, Poland's
wartime leader described by
Churchill as his "comrade in life
and death", is to be commemorated by a
statue in London.
It is hoped that it will go in Portland
Place facing the Polish embassy following
the launch of a fund-raising appeal at the
Polish embassy last night. A dinner and
auction was expected to raise
£20,000. The statue of the general,
dressed in his uniform, is by Faith
Winter and will cost £140,000.
The Polish commander-in-chief and prime
minister, who was appointed in Paris after
the defeat of Poland, organised the
evacuation to Britain of the remains of
the Polish government and armed forceswhen
France also fell.