Emblem worn by LWP soldiers; the "Piast eagle" without the crown
Motorcyclists of the 2nd Polish Army during the Lusatian operation, April 1945
Polish troops, 1943
Memorial stone in Bautzen
The Polish First Army on their way to Berlin, 1945
Karol Świerczewski (front). The two other officers are Marian Spychalski and Michał Rola-Żymierski
Polish flag raised on the top of Berlin Victory Column on 2 May 1945
T-55A tanks of the Polish People's Army (Martial law in Poland)

AWP for short) was a Polish Army unit formed in the Soviet Union in 1944 as part of the People's Army of Poland.

- Second Army (Poland)

The communist-led Polish forces soon grew beyond the 1st Division into two major commands – the First Polish Army (initially under Zygmunt Berling) and the Second Polish Army (commanded by Karol Świerczewski).

- Polish People's Army
Emblem worn by LWP soldiers; the "Piast eagle" without the crown

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Marking new Polish-German border on Oder River in 1945

First Polish Army (1944–1945)

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Army unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the East.

Army unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the East.

Marking new Polish-German border on Oder River in 1945
The Polish First Army on their way to Berlin, 1945

It was formed in the Soviet Union in 1944, from the previously existing Polish I Corps in the Soviet Union, as part of the People's Army of Poland (LWP).

As the Red Army moved into Polish areas west of the Curzon Line, draftees from those areas also became available for the First Polish Army (and Second Polish Army) in accordance with the August 15, 1944, decree of the Polish Committee of National Liberation (the Lublin government).