VIDEO: The 59 black and white photographs were not taken by German photoreporters from a propaganda company but by a regular soldier, although which unit he served with and what specifically he was doing in Warsaw remains a mystery.
Once seen as evidence of the collective ambitions of the Communist system, today they stand as haunting, empty shells – an eerie reminder of a political order that would ultimately come crashing like a house of cards.
Written by William Joseph Showalter, the 106-year-old article entitled ‘Partitioned Poland’ which was sent to TFN by a reader, provides a unique portrait of life in pre-independence Poland from the perspective of a western observer.
Entitled To Conquer Typhus, the film’s producer Bogdan Miszczak said: “When I started looking for information on Dr Weigl, I came to the conclusion that we could not have thought of a better hero.”
VIDEO: Coloured using a pioneering technique, the six-minute film titled simply ‘Warsaw 1915 In Colour’ is a stunning work that captures both the excitement and trepidation that greeted the early stages of the First World War.
Discovered by archaeologists in the Stajnia cave in southern Poland in 2010, recent radiocarbon work has now dated it to around 41,500 years ago from when Homo sapiens were in Europe.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has confirmed in an interview with the German news agency DPA that Poland continues to seek war reparations from Germany.
The extraordinary finds at Audley End House in the English county of Essex, include hand-written wall inscriptions of some of the soldier’s names, parts of a daily timetable and a photo album of historic photographs.
Polish archaeologists working at the site in Luxor in the south of the country came across the 3,500-year-old dump while working on the reconstruction of the Chapel of the Goddess Hathor, which is part of the larger Temple of Hatshepsut complex.
One of the world’s most famous Poles, John Paul II played a significant role in the contemporary social history of Poland. In this 114th episode of our impossible mission to find the heart of Poland, Patrick Ney speaks to George Weigel, the world’s biggest selling biographer of John Paul II about his memories of the Polish Pope alongside some fascinating archival photos from his life. Hear George speak about John Paul II’s role in the downfall of Communism, what shaped his personality, as well as amusing anecdotes like what he said when he met singer Bob Dylan.