During the September 1939 Campaign, he commanded Army Lublin. His forces were defeated in the Battle of Tomaszów Lubelski by German forces, and he became a prisoner of war at Fort Srebrna Góra from 1939.
After the war, he settled in London, where he died in 1951.
Honours and awards
- Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari (1921)
- Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, previously awarded the Officer's Cross
- Cross of Independence
- Cross of Valour - four times
- Gold Cross of Merit
- Commemorative Medal for War 1918-1921
- Decades Regained Independence Medal
- Officers' badge "Parasol"
- Commander's Cross of the Legion of Honour (France), previously awarded the Knight's Cross
- Commander's Cross of the Order of the Star of Romania
- Commander's Cross of the Order of the White Eagle (Kingdom of Yugoslavia)
- Commander's Cross with Swords of the Order of Leopold (Belgium)
- Cross of Liberty class III (Estonia)
- Order of the Cross of the Eagle Class I (Estonia, 1932)
- Marian Rejewski, footnote citation no. 1.
- Stanley S.Seidner, Marshal Edward Śmigły-Rydz Rydz and the Defense of Poland, New York, 1978.
- "Pomink historii: Srebrna Góra – Twierdza Srebrnogórska, nowożytna warownia górska z XVIII wieku" (in Polish). Nid.pl. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
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