Polish President Andrzej Duda handed general-rank nominations to 13 officers during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace on the eve of Polish Army Day and the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces halted a Europe-advancing Red Army.
With his unconventional, intelligent command and axiom "A Polish soldier fights for the freedom of all nations, but dies only for Poland" General Stanisław Maczek’s soldiers spearheaded the Allied drive through Western Europe, playing a key role in the liberation of France, Belgium and Holland. Using dramatized scenes, the new documentary follows his path through Ukraine, Poland, France, the Netherlands and finally Scotland, where after the war he ended up working as a hotel barman.
Polish Major-General Piotr Blazeusz has taken over as Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning in the Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, NATO announced.
Historians claim that DNA testing shows that the Polish nobleman who rose to fame during the American Revolution was intersex as his remains have genetic and biological female characteristics.