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Vladimir Peniakoff

Born: 30-Mar-1897
Birthplace: Huy, Belgium
Died: May-1951
Location of death: England
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Head of Popski's Private Army

Military service: French Army ; Libyan Arab Force ; British Army

Major Vladimir Peniakoff (nicknamed "Popski") commanded a company of 195 British soldiers operating behind enemy lines in North Africa (Tunisia and Algeria), then Italy and Austria, 1942-45. Known as "Popski's Private Army," the No. 1 Long Range Demolition Squadron operated under the aegis of the British Army.

Father: (metallurgist)
Wife: (div., 2 daughters)
Wife: (remarried after the war)

    University: Cambridge University

    Naturalized UK Citizen Nov-1946
    Russian Ancestry



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