Emblem worn by LWP soldiers; the "Piast eagle" without the crown
General Zygmunt Berling (wearing the uniform of a colonel)
Polish troops, 1943
1928 army document signed by Berling when he was a major - Krakow.
The Polish First Army on their way to Berlin, 1945
General Berling in Warsaw, 1947
Polish flag raised on the top of Berlin Victory Column on 2 May 1945
Berling gravestone at Powązki Military Cemetery
T-55A tanks of the Polish People's Army (Martial law in Poland)

The communist-led Polish armed forces, allowed and facilitated by Joseph Stalin, were the result of efforts made in the early 1940s in the Soviet Union by Wanda Wasilewska and Zygmunt Berling.

- Polish People's Army

In May 1943, the communist-led Polish People's Army was created in the Soviet Union.

- Zygmunt Berling
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).

Until October 1944, the First Army was commanded by Lt. Gen. Zygmunt Berling.

The "Piast eagle" worn by Polish Army Formations in the East, 1943–1945

Polish Armed Forces in the East

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The Polish Armed Forces in the East (Polskie Siły Zbrojne na Wschodzie), also called Polish Army in the USSR, were the Polish military forces established in the Soviet Union during World War II.

The Polish Armed Forces in the East (Polskie Siły Zbrojne na Wschodzie), also called Polish Army in the USSR, were the Polish military forces established in the Soviet Union during World War II.

The "Piast eagle" worn by Polish Army Formations in the East, 1943–1945
Polish volunteers to the army of Władysław Anders, released from a Soviet POW camp
Generals Karol Świerczewski (front), Marian Spychalski and Michał Rola-Żymierski
Soldiers of the Polish Second Army in the area of the Lusatian Neisse River after fording it in April 1945
Polish Army tanks riding to Berlin in 1945.

Together they constituted the Polish People's Army (Ludowe Wojsko Polskie, LWP); it fought on the Eastern Front under Soviet command all the way to the Battle of Berlin.

At the same time, due to the efforts of Wasilewska and Zygmunt Berling, a new army was established—the Polish People's Army (Ludowe Wojsko Polskie, LWP).

Wanda Wasilewska

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Polish and Soviet novelist and journalist and a left-wing political activist.

Polish and Soviet novelist and journalist and a left-wing political activist.

Memorial plaque in Kiev

The division developed into the Polish People's Army and fought on the Eastern Front during World War II.

Wasilewska and Zygmunt Berling had appealed to Stalin for permission to create a Polish division already in September 1942.