Major of the Polish Army, colonel of the Army of the Ukrainian People's Republic Serhii Nahnybida (1898–1987): biography pages

Sribniak, Ihor and Paliienko, M. and Rukkas, A. (2022) Major of the Polish Army, colonel of the Army of the Ukrainian People's Republic Serhii Nahnybida (1898–1987): biography pages Przegląd Archiwalny IPN (15). pp. 183-202. ISSN 1899-1254

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The article discusses the main periods of the life and activities of Serhii Nahnybida, a major in the Polish Army and colonel in the Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UPR). At the beginning of World War I, he volunteered for service in the Imperial Russian Army. The years 1919–1920 were crucial for him, as during this period, he joined the fight against the Bolsheviks, initially in the partisans and then in the Kherson Rifle Division of the UPR Army. In the interwar period, he ended up in an internment camp for Ukrainian soldiers in Poland, before embarking on a career in the Polish Army. After the outbreak of World War II, Nahnybida managed to get to Romania and then to Great Britain, where he continued his military service in the Polish Army. After the dissolution of the Polish forces in Europe, he remained in the British Isles. Throughout his stay in England, he maintained contact with leading representatives of the State Centre of the UPR in exile and was honoured with many Polish and Ukrainian decorations. The circumstances of S.Nahnybida’s life and military service make us aware that some Ukrainian émigrés managed to adapt to life in Poland in a relatively short period of time, and furthermore, to become part of Polish society. At the same time, they retained their national identity and were aware of the tasks set before them by the UPR State Centre in exile.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serhii Nahnybida; contract officer; military service; Polish Army; UPR government in exile
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2023 07:24
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 07:24

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