A memorial to a Polish war hero who made his life in Scotland after his home country fell to communism is to be erected in Edinburgh.
A life-sized bronze statue of General Stanislaw Maczek sitting on a bench, by the Polish artist Bronislaw Krzysztof, will be placed in the courtyard of the City Chambers on the Royal Mile.
General Maczek, who was commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, was appointed by Winston Churchill to protect the Scottish east coast from invasion during the Second World War. He was instrumental in the D-Day landings and liberation of France, Belgium and Holland.
After the war he settled in Edinburgh, working as a barman in the Learmonth Hotel. He would regularly be saluted by former soldiers, who…