Józef Englicht (1891–1954) was a Polish Army lieutenant colonel and intelligence officer.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

During World War I, Englicht fought in the Polish Legions.[2]

After the war, he served on the Polish General Staff's Section II (the intelligence section), eventually becoming its deputy chief.[3] In this position, like the successive Section II chiefs, Tadeusz Schaetzel and Tadeusz Pełczyński, he was very supportive of Marshal Józef Piłsudski's Promethean project, aimed at liberating the non-Russian peoples of the Soviet Union.[4]

From 1937 to March 1939 Englicht commanded the 79th Infantry Regiment, before resuming his post as deputy chief of Section II, in which position he went through the 1939 September Campaign.[5]

Englicht made his way to Great Britain, where in 1942 he was appointed commandant of the Infantry Training Center (Centrum Szkolenia Piechoty) and in 1944 commandant of the Center for Advanced Military Studies (Centrum Wyższych Studiów Wojskowych). From March 1945 he was commandant of the War College (Wyższa Szkoła Wojenna).[6]

After the war, in London, he wrote for and edited the Polish military journal, Bellona.[7]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Edmund Charaszkiewicz, "Referat o zagadnieniu prometejskim" ("Report on the Promethean Question"), in Zbiór dokumentów ppłk. Edmunda Charaszkiewicza (A Collection of Documents by Lt. Col. Edmund Charaszkiewicz), p. 68.
  2. Charaszkiewicz, p. 68.
  3. Charaszkiewicz, p. 68.
  4. Andrzej Grzywacz et al., introduction to Zbiór dokumentów ppłk. Edmunda Charaszkiewicza (A Collection of Documents by Lt. Col. Edmund Charaszkiewicz), p. 15.
  5. Charaszkiewicz, p. 68.
  6. Charaszkiewicz, p. 68.
  7. Charaszkiewicz, p. 68.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Edmund Charaszkiewicz, Zbiór dokumentów ppłk. Edmunda Charaszkiewicza (A Collection of Documents by Lt. Col. Edmund Charaszkiewicz), opracowanie, wstęp i przypisy (edited, with introduction and notes by) Andrzej Grzywacz, Marcin Kwiecień, Grzegorz Mazur, Kraków, Księgarnia Akademicka, 2000, ISBN 83-7188-449-4.
  • Edmund Charaszkiewicz, "Referat o zagadnieniu prometejskim" ("Report on the Promethean Question"), in Zbiór dokumentów ppłk. Edmunda Charaszkiewicza (A Collection of Documents by Lt. Col. Edmund Charaszkiewicz).
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