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"Polish Royalist Association"

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 20 May 1943

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asked the Home Secretary whether he has seen the map and circular issued by the Polish Royalist Association; and what steps he is taking to deal with this campaign of abuse against our Russian Allies, whilst demanding a negotiated peace with Hitler?

The so-called Polish Royalist Association is an imaginary projection from the brain of an individual who styles himself King of Poland, Hungary and Bohemia, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Silesia and the Ukraine, Hospodar of Moldavia and High Priest of the Sun. He and his forebears appear to have had no association with Poland for several generations, and, needless to say, there is no connection between this eccentric and our Polish Allies. The map purports to show this person's dominions and the pamphlet to be a royal proclamation. The language of these documents is so extravagant, and their author's claims so preposterous, that his eccentricity must be obvious to the reader. While I do not think that nonsense of this kind should receive undue attention, I fully sympathise with my hon. Friend's view that a close watch should be kept on propaganda calculated to impair relations with our Soviet Ally.