Antoni (Tony) Olszowski lives in North Yorkshire, and is currently looking into his father, Stanislaw’s, life during the Second World War, and how this relates to the Okehampton Naval Camp. After seeing active service in the Polish Navy, Stanislaw was sent to Okehampton to help prepare his fellow service personnel for life beyond the Navy and after the war. Tony says that his father:
“once referred to it [the Okehampton camp] as […] almost like being in a concentration camp.”
In his interview, Tony talks about his perception of British attitudes to Polish personnel after WWII, his father’s remarkable war record, his own research into the Okehampton Naval Camp, and his father’s post-war life in university teaching.
Listen to highlights from Tony’s interview below:
Listen to Tony‘s full interview here: