In response to articles appearing in Newsweek and the Onet news portal recalling the memories of a Red Army doctor held in a POW camp which he describes as ‘hell on earth’, in a three-page letter to the CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media, Morawiecki said that ‘no one is allowed to relativize history’ and ‘we cannot allow the true picture of this war to be distorted.’
Historians plan to publicise a key battle in European history, which is still little known outside Poland.
The battle’s importance for Poland and the rest of Europe cannot be overstated. According to British diplomat Lord Edgar Vincent d’Abernon it is 18th in the list of the most important battles in the history of the world, ahead of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Midway.
Does the world-famous Wojtek now have competition as a bear fighting alonsigside Polish troops?
The Polish Sejm (lower house) adopted on Wednesday a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces halted the westwards-advancing Red Army. The battle was the turning point of the 1919-1921 Polish-Bolshevik War.
Whilst strolling around an old fort in Modlin, Webber encounters the little-known story of a Baśka Murmańska, a polar bear adopted by a Polish battalion that had been fighting the Bolsheviks in Northern Russia.
With the threat from Soviet Russia very real, Józef Piłsudski’s bold excursion deep towards the east was part of his grand idea to create a military and political alliance, a buffer of independent countries allied with Poland, including Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine.