After the collapse of French defenses during the German invasion of France, Polish Army units were forced to retreat. Here you can see Polish Army units on a train as they make their way to an evacuation point. These members were men who had been able to flee Poland in 1939 after the German conquest — from France, they formed themselves into units. Despite their best efforts, the French defenses couldn’t hold up to the German invasion. The evacuation of these units from France happened in June 1940, when they reached the port city of La Rochelle and left on the British ship SS Alderpool.
Near Ancenis, Loire-Atlantique, France.