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General Michał Tadeusz Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski, Coat of arms of Trąby pseudonym Doktor, Stolarski, Torwid (b. January 5, 1893 in Lwówmarker - May 22, 1964 in Casablancamarker, Moroccomarker) was a Polishmarker general, founder of the resistance movement "Polish Victory Service".

Michał served in the Polish Legions from 1914 until 1917, then in the POW (Polish Military Organization). He was a commanding officer of the "5th Infantry Legion Regiment" during the Polish-Ukrainian War, which fought in Lwów.

After Poland regained independence in 1918, Michał served in the Polish Army. In April 1919 he participated in the Polish-Lithuanian War, when Wilnomarker was seized by Poland. From 1924 until 1926 he was commanding the "19th Infantry Division" in Wilno, from 1928 until 1932 a commanding officer of the "25th Infantry Division" in Kaliszmarker and from 1932 until 1939 a commanding officer of the Corps area (okreg korpusu) in Grodnomarker, Lwów and Toruńmarker.

During the Polish Defensive War of 1939, he was commanding the Operation Group (grupa operacyjna) of the "Armia Pomorze" (Pomeranian Army). He fought in the Battle of Bzura and was the second-in-command of "Armia Warszawa" (Army Warsaw) which was commanded by general Juliusz Rómmel, during the defence of Warsaw.

In occupied Poland, on 27 September, 1939 he founded the resistance movement "Służba Zwycięstwu Polski" (Polish Victory Service) and was its commander-in-chief until December 1939, when he became the commanding officer of the "3rd Lwów area (ZWZ)" under Sovietmarker occupation. In March 1940 he was arrested and imprisoned by the NKVD.

After being released from prison, Michał was appointed a commanding officer of the "6th Infantry Division" of the Polish Army in the Soviet Unionmarker (Anders Army) in August 1941. From March 1943 until 1944 he served as the second-in-command of the Polish Army in the East. In 1944 he became a commander of the 3rd Polish Corps which was formed in Egyptmarker.

After the war he stayed in exile in Englandmarker and settled in London. From 1954 on he was the General Inspector of the Armed Forces of the Polish forces in exile. He died on May 22, 1964 in Casablanca, Morocco. In September 1992 the urn with his ashes was transferred to Poland and buried at the Powązki Cemeterymarker.

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