KATYN MEMORIAL, Cannock Chase

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KATYN MEMORIAL, Cannock Chase

The Katyn Memorial in Cannock Chase is in a peaceful woodland clearing and commemorates 25,000 Polish men murdered by the Soviet Union’s security police in 1940. Mass graves were uncovered by the Nazis in Katyn Forest, near Smolensk, in 1943. The victims, many of them with bound hands and still with their identity papers on them, had been shot in the back of the head. This memorial was unveiled in 1979 and is one of several memorials in the UK and around the world to the massacre at Katyn. It is about half a mile from the Commonwealth War Grave and German cemeteries.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Camp Road
Brocton
County
Staffordshire
Post Code
WS12 4PT
Main Historic Period
Modern
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Cannock Chase is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
Primary Management
Unknown

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