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Exeter exhibition celebrates Devon-Poland links


An exhibition at Exeter Cathedral looks at the links between Devon and the Polish community - including how Polish servicemen helped to defend Exeter during the blitz of the city.

The exhibition got under way on 25 October and runs for a month.

The display features photographs from World War II, when the Polish Air Force joined with the RAF to defend Exeter against German bombing in 1942.

The In War and Peace Exhibition is organised by the Anglo Polish Society.

It also looks at Ilford Park - which grew to become known as Little Poland.

Ilford Park at Stover in south Devon provided a home-from-home for Polish people who came to Britain during the war and could not return afterwards because it was under Soviet control.

Leigh Rundle's report for BBC Spotlight has interviews with historian John Trott; Mike Juny from Ilford Park Polish Home; the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, Eric Dancer; and exhibition organiser, Lady Trotman-Dickenson.

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