After ruthless conmen posing as roofing contractors walked off with PLN 10,000 that Bogusław Czarmiński had saved to repair his roof in time for the winter cold the BohaterON organisation swung into action.
The 19mm-long, nine-carat gold Caterpillar Club Irvin pin, with red amethyst eyes was awarded to Captain Stanisław Król before he was executed by the Gestapo.
Sergeant Marcin Szpyruk was on holiday with his family in the coastal resort of Sztutowo when he spotted the 12-year-old floundering in the water.
Researchers from the Institute of National Remembrance’s Search and Identification Bureau will now use DNA samples to try and determine if the remains found at the prison belong to Pilecki who was executed at the prison in 1948.
After seven years on the force, the nine-year-old Dutch Shepherd who helped bring down some of Poland’s most dangerous crooks, including drug dealers, murderers and organised crime mobsters, is now looking forward to a slower pace of life.
President Andrzej Duda spoke on Monday with Zofia Pilecka, daughter of Polish WW2 hero Witold Pilecki, to mark the 72nd anniversary of Pilecki's execution by Poland's post-war communist regime. Pilecki was executed in a Warsaw prison on May 25, 1948.
Mieczysław Stachiewicz was one of the last surviving Polish airmen who saw action over enemy territory during the war.
Dubbed ‘Flying Death’ by the Germans, Stanisław Skalski saw action in Poland following the outbreak of war, later becoming the first Pole to command an RAF squadron. Miraculously avoiding death twice, after the war it seemed his luck had run out when he was arrested by the secret police on trumped up charges of espionage, tortured for over a year and then sentenced to be executed. But again, he survived.
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.
Kiss-of-life hero Hubert Chachuła leapt into action when he saw the man clutching his chest and in obvious distress at his Lotos petrol station in Wrocław.