Discovered in the archives of the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London, the two deciphered telegrams show reports by Polish army units that the German army had crossed the Polish border on the outskirts of Rybnik alongside a large group of German tanks an hour earlier than attacks on Wieluń and Westerplatte.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, commemorated the 83rd anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two in Wielun, a town in central Poland levelled by German bombers in the first hours of the war on September 1, 1939.
Signed on this day 83-years ago, the agreement sealed Poland’s fate and would directly lead the world to war.
In the first biography ever to be written about Eugenia Pol, who went under the name Genowefa Pohl during the war, author Błażej Torański spent several years in the archives of the Institute of National Remembrance in Łódź analysing thousands of pages of trial files, testimonies and photographs.
Found hidden in a shoebox by the soldier’s grandson, the majority of the 69 previously unseen photographs in the collection depict the life of the German occupiers in Lublin, showing amongst others their daily work, life in the barracks, integration events and walks through the city.
VIDEO: On the night of May 4-5, 1942, the crew of ORP Błyskawica repelled a Luftwaffe attack on Cowes, a town on Britain’s Isle of Wight that lies off the south coast of England. To mark the 80th anniversary, the Polish warship ORP Wodnik will arrive in the port of Cowes on Thursday morning.
Attempts to negotiate with Vladimir Putin have achieved nothing, a deputy Polish foreign minister has said in an interview for the Italian newspaper "Il Messaggero" published on Friday.
At a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart, Polish president Andrzej Duda said there was a chilling similarity between the atrocities being committed by Putin’s forces and those carried out by the Nazis.
Principally comprised of aerial images taken by Luftwaffe reconnaissance planes throughout the duration of the occupation, the digital undertaking has been described as the largest collection of aerial photographs ever amassed of wartime Warsaw.
Developed by Hitler’s scientists to attack Allied cities in retaliation for their bombings of German cities, the V-2 rocket dubbed ‘Hitler’s Wonder Weapon’ was discovered in the village of Mokre in eastern Poland.