Betrayed by Britain’s WWII top brass, today General Stanisław Sosabowski’s great–grandson Professor Hal Sosabowski says: “It’s not about medals, they’re just trinkets after all, but a simple retraction of the accusations that were levelled towards him would be greatly appreciated.”
Signed on this day 83-years ago, the agreement sealed Poland’s fate and would directly lead the world to war.
Ceremonies at the memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising insurgents who fought in the Mokotow district of the Polish capital commenced Monday's observances marking the 78th anniversary of the city's revolt against its Nazi-German occupants.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES: Initiated by a group of Jewish doctors during WWII to study the physiological and psychological effects of hunger, the report named the Warsaw Ghetto Hunger Study was an unprecedented act of heroism, resistance and determination and left the world a study of hunger that had not been possible before nor achieved since.
VIDEO: Set during the Polish-Bolshevik War and based on source materials and historical exhibits to ensure accuracy, Gra Szyfrów challenges users to become ‘heroes of Polish intelligence’ by breaking Bolshevik ciphers, safeguarding radio communication lines and neutralizing an armoured train.
A jewel of the Art Nouveau era, the monument in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park depicting Chopin plunged into contemplation under a rustling willow tree was first unveiled in 1926.
Organized by the National Institute of Remembrance (IPN), the project, titled ‘Trails of Hope; the Odyssey of Freedom’, was originally undertaken to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the operation that saw both civilians and soldiers evacuated from the USSR as part of the so-called Anders Army.
The woman named Kasia was working as a volunteer at the Fort Gerhard complex in the city port of Świnoujście when she came upon an old enamel bucket caught in the roots of a tree.
Churchill’s favourite spy? An inspiration for Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale? Britain’s longest serving WWI Special Agent, male or female, and the first British female agent to serve in the field was a Polish agent called Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville. Coming to be known for her daring exploits, she was once described as “the bravest of the brave”. In this episode of Heart of Poland, author, historian and biographer of Krystyna Skarbek, Clare Mulley, talks about Skarbek’s remarkable life story and why she should be seen as much more than just a Bond girl.
VIDEO: Coloured using a pioneering technique, the six-minute film titled simply ‘Warsaw 1915 In Colour’ is a stunning work that captures both the excitement and trepidation that greeted the early stages of the First World War.