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pre-WW2 Polish Photographs of Major Stefan Zielan Zieliński with General and Colonel


23.5cm x 12.5cm, 1936-39

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Outdoor photo, high quality, rectangular format showing senior officers, General, Colonel and Major Stefan Zielan Zieliński.

In the foreground, three officers are visible, from the right Major Stefan “Zielan” Zieliński, dressed in an officer’s cloak, decorations such as (Virtuti Militari, Independence Cross and Bułak Bałachowicz’s Cross) are visible on his chest, then a certified officer, with the rank of colonel, is visible on his chest. On the left chest side there are decorations (Virtuti Militari and the Independence Cross).

On the right side you can see the General with characteristic wide zig zags on the sleeves of uniforms, corners and shoulder boards. On the right side you can see the general’s rope, on the left side there are decorations such as Virtuti Militari, the Cross of Independence and the Cross of Valor, the saber Wz 21 is visible by the leg.

Major Stefan “Zielan” Zieliński, born on 4th December 1875, murdered by the Nazi Germans in Palmiry near Warsaw on 21st June 1940. Soldier of the 1st Brigade of Legions, 5th Infantry Regiment. He fought in Tadeusz Wyrwa-Furgalski’s company. Decorated with the Virtuti Militari Cross, four times with the Cross of Valor, Badge of the General Inspectorate of the Armed Forces and other decorations