As a soldier of the National Military Organisation and the Home Army, Ryszard Witkowski whose nom de guerre was Orliński, used the Leica camera to record German railway transports, patriotic underground events, the activities of Home Army soldiers in Milanowek, the exodus of refugees from Warsaw and the destroyed city after the Uprising.
Julian Eugeniusz Kulski, a hero of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and one of the most eminent members of the Polish diaspora, has died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 92.
Correspondent Paweł Żuchowski had been at the Arlington National Cemetery with his son Wiktor to lay flowers at the grave of a Polish-born soldier of the US Marine Corp who died in Afghanistan in 2008 when they saw the President and First Lady walking towards them.
Edward Maniura, mayor of the small town of Lubliniec in southern Poland, decided to take matters into his own hands after being told the demolition to make way for a new parking space for bikes would cost 25,000 PLN.
The quick-thinking 14-year-old sprang into action after seeing the driver collapsed over the steering wheel with blood spurting out of his mouth.
A highway patrol officer became an overnight hero after delivering the unborn baby deer found falling out of its dead mother's stomach following the fatal accident in Bielsko-Biała.
Karol Wesołowski from the village of Skąpe near Poznań, was dubbed a hero by police after jumping in to a lake to save a woman whose car had spun out of control. After being diagnosed with Buerger's disease, a rare disease of veins and arteries, internet users quickly responded to his family’s plea for help.
Mountaineer Waldemar Kowalewski had just returned to base after reaching the summit of the Nepalese Annapurna when he heard that radio contact with the three men who had been descending the same peak had been lost, with no communication for 24 hours.
Ignoring the roaring flames, Adam Mazurek set about freeing the animals from his Wild West Ranch near Gdynia, even picking some up and physically carrying them out over his shoulder.
Golden Retriever Gucio was found clinging on to life at the bottom of a disused septic tank after mongrel terrier Diego picked up his scent.