I am doing some research on the Polish soldiers that remained in the UK after WWII. I know that immediately after the war it was unsafe for soldiers to return to Poland, but I wonder if anyone can help me with information on roughly what year it was relatively safe to do so. Thank you.
My father was able to return to Poland for the first time following the war in 1965 and that was only after he became a naturalised British citizen. He felt this was only way he could safely visit family after 26 years .
My father spent the post-war years in Scotland. His first trip back to Poland was about 1957. There were, however, many Poles who were never given a visa to go back to visit family. I know some who didn't get to visit until after the wall came down. I assume there was a political reason for the Polish Consul not issuing visas to those people.