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Year 
Date
Event
1939 
01 September
World War II breaks out. Germany attacks Western Poland.
1939
17 September
The Red Army invades Kresy (Eastern Borderlands of Poland).
1940
09-10 February
First deportation of Poles from their homes in Kresy takes place.
1940
12-13 April
Second deportation
1940
28-29 June
Third deportation
1941

13-22 June

Fourth deportation
1941
30 July
The Polish-Soviet Agreement [Sikorski-Maisky pact] is signed.
1941
12 August
Amnesty is granted for all Poles in the Soviet Union; the formation of Polish units in the USSR begins.
1942
March
A total of 45,000 Polish soldiers and 25,500 civilians are taken by train and by ship from Central Asia to Iran.
1942
24 March
The first ship leaves Krasnovodsk in Turkistan.
1942
08-30 August
The second evacuation begins and continues for a couple of months: a total of 33,000 military but only 11,000 civilians leave.
1943 - 1944
December 1943 -  mid-April 1944
The Polish 2nd Corps, under the command of General W Anders, lands in Italy.
1944
26 April
The Polish Heavy Artillery Corps is moved into position on Monte Cassino.
1944
04 May
The Polish 2nd Corps reaches Monte Cassino in Italy.
1944
11-18 May
The offensive starts with an artillery barrage at 23.00; the Polish 2nd Corps engages in the 4th Battle of Monte Cassino which ends in the capture of the Monastery Hill, thus securing the opening of the road to Rome for the Allied forces.
1944
18 May
At 09.50 a banner of the 12th Podolski Cavalry Regiment is placed on the highest point of the ruins of the Monastery at Monte Cassino.
1944
18 May
Emil Czech of the 12th Podolski Cavalry Regiment plays the 'Mary Bugle' (Hejnal Mariacki) in front of the Monastery at Monte Cassino.
1944
16 June-18 July
The Battle of Ancona leads to the capture of this port by the Polish 2nd Corps.
1944

November-

December

Tehran Conference takes place.
1945
January
The Polish 2nd Corps reaches the River Senio, initiating three months of static warfare in preparation for the assault on Bologna.
194504-11 February
Yalta Conference takes place.
1945
09-21 April
Bologna is taken by the Polish 2nd Corps.
1945
08 May
World War II ends! V-E Day.