Collective memory is an array of images about a common past shared by the members of a given community or group. It is one of the elements of their identity that facilitates their integration. As such, it can be the basis of ideologies which function within a group. The present article is an attempt to reconstruct the elements of collective memory and national ideology of the representatives of Polish independence emigration in Great Britain. This is done in the form of an analysis of the contents of articles which appeared in the 'Dziennik Polski' published in London.