Episode 07: A “General” chat with Professor Hal Sosabowski

Professor Hal Sosabowski joins WartimeNI to talk about his great-grandfather General Sosabowski, his role in Operation Market Garden, and a famous East Belfast mural.

A Wee Bit Of War

Scott Edgar & Professor Hal Sosabowski

  • Military History
  • Polish History
  • Social History

  1. A "General" chat with Professor Hal Sosabowski

A "General" chat with Professor Hal Sosabowski

In 2016, a mural depicting Polish forces focusing on their role during the Second World War appeared in East Belfast. Among those featured in the mural was General Stanisław Franciszek Sosabowski C.B.E. The general led the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade at Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. His great-grandson Professor Hal Sosabowski kindly joined us to tell more of the story.