Polish-British organization the 307 Squadron Project will be holding a two-day event entitled ‘The Polish D-Day Story’ on June 19th at the D-Day museum in Portsmouth, UK.
Declassified documents from Britain’s security service MI5 reveal the full extent to which the man dubbed the ‘silent hero of WWII’ helped bring about the success of the Allies’ Operation D-Day.
Holding Poland’s highest military decoration, the Gold Cross of the Order of Virtuti Militari, the Błyskawica has been described as being “a precious national relic”, not to mention a symbol of Polish heroism.
Discover the important role of Poland's military during the Normandy landings at this special anniversary event.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a lunch during the D-Day landings anniversary ceremonies recalled Poland's role during the Second World War and presented Poland's recent economic achievements, Polish Ambassador to the UK Arkady Rzegocki has told PAP.
Included among the allied forces which stormed the beaches of Normandy on this day 75 years ago were Polish naval, air and ground support forces. They were soon joined by the 1st Polish Armoured Division which took part in fighting around the Falaise Pocket. Holding Hill 262 despite being isolated and under sustained attack, the Polish forces led by General Stanislaw Maczek managed to succeed and by so doing contributed hugely to the Allied victory that followed.