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Wacław Teofil Stachiewicz

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Death: November 12, 1973 (78)
Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Teofil Stachiewicz and Aniela Maria Stachiewicz
Husband of Wanda Stachiewicz
Father of Private; Julius Stachiewicz and ? Stachiewicz
Brother of Julian Stachiewicz

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About Wacław Teofil Stachiewicz

Wacław Teofil Stachiewicz (ur. 19 listopada 1894 we Lwowie, zm. 12 listopada 1973 w Montrealu) – generał dywizji Wojska Polskiego, szef Sztabu Głównego (1935–1939), pisarz wojskowy, wolnomularz, członek loży wolnomularskiej Tomasz Zan w Wilnie.

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Waclaw Stachiewicz - Wikipedia


Wacław Teofil Stachiewicz (19 November 1894 – 12 November 1973) was a Polish writer, geologist, military commander and a general of the Polish Army. Brother to General Julian Stachiewicz and husband to Gen. Roman Abraham's sister, Stachiewicz was the Chief of General Staff of the Polish Army during the Polish Defensive War of 1939. ... World War II, exile and death

One of the most promising staff officers in the Polish military, Stachiewicz was the author of various military plans, among them the Plan Zachód, the Polish plan of operations in case of a war with Nazi Germany and the Plan Wschód, a similar plan in case of a war against the Soviet Union. He was also the officer to prepare the Polish mobilization. In late 1939 he supervised the mobilization which was successfully accomplished despite the fact that it had to be called off due to British and French pressure. After the outbreak of the Polish Defensive War he automatically became the Chief of Staff of the headquarters of the Polish commander-in-chief. However, due to lack of communication he lost any influence on the conflict and withdrew together with Rydz-Śmigły to south-eastern Poland. After the Soviets joined the war on the side of the Nazis, on September 18 he crossed the border with Romania in order to continue the struggle abroad in France. However, due to internal struggle for power among the Polish emigrees, the French pressured the Romanian authorities and both Stachiewicz and his superior were interned.

In January 1940 Wacław Stachiewicz managed to escape from captivity and, through Bucharest and Yugoslavia, reached the French-held port of Algiers. However, due to Gen. Władysław Sikorski's insistence he was again interned, this time by the French, and it was not until 1943 that he finally reached London. There he spent the remaining part of the war, without any assignment. After World War II he was deprived of his Polish citizenship by the Soviet-backed communist authorities of Poland and had to remain in exile. In 1948 he moved to Montreal in Canada. Blamed by many for the Polish defeat in the war, Stachiewicz devoted himself to writing and was an author of several books on the Polish preparations for the war of 1939. He died November 12, 1973. The Polish Library of the McGill University is named after him.

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Wacław Teofil Stachiewicz's Timeline

November 19, 1894
Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Age 29
November 12, 1973
Age 78
Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada