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However one may judge these post facto recollections, of one thing all were certain: the Polish leader needed peace and rest. Minister Zazulinski urged Sikorski to go away for a few days to rest and see the wonderful excavations at Luxor and Aswan. 25 During a luncheon with Lord Moyne on June 30, a telegram arrived from Winston Churchill which read: Am delighted to hear from Casey of general success of your visit. Should be glad to welcome you home. – churchill. 26 At eight o’clock that night, the same Liberator as had carried the Polish party to the Middle East, AL523, took off from Gibraltar in the capable hands of Flight Lieutenant J.

He and Lubienski had a brief talk with General Macfarlane over tea, then Sikorski excused himself and retired to his room to lie down. 18 Sikorski suggested to Lubienski that as his work seemed to be virtually complete, he should return to London with him to take fresh orders. 19 General Sikorski’s dinner was taken upstairs to him. Soon afterwards most of the Polish party retired for the night. Before retiring, General Sikorski’s last action was to draft a telegram of good wishes to President Roosevelt to be despatched early on the following morning, America’s national holiday.

The two mysterious British passengers, apparently Secret Service agents from Cairo, drove up and climbed aboard.

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