Photos of bloodstains splattered across stairwells have been posted on social media with claims that they are from Polish soldiers who fought against Nazi Germany during the 1944 Uprising. TFN’s Stuart Dowell puts on his detective cap to find out more.
Poland held on Wednesday a memorial service for Ryszard Białous, commander of Poland's legendary wartime "Zośka" (Sophie) scout battalion which played a major role in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi Germans.
Witold Pilecki has gone down in history as one of Poland’s most celebrated heroes. One of the best-placed witnesses to the annihilation of European Jewry perpetrated by Nazi Germany and later executed by Communist authorities, Pilecki’s incredible story is now the subject of a new book.
Taking on secret missions, players make their way across occupied Europe, evading German troops to deliver as many intelligence reports and documents as possible without getting caught.
In her book, Teoria Wyzwolenia (Theory of Liberation), Anna Straszyńska maps out in detail all the key addresses in Praga where the NKVD set up its interrogation and arrest centres, where prisoners were executed and even where the perpetrators lived.
Film of the incident shows him walking around engulfed in fire as members of the public try to beat out of the flames.
Mieczysław Fogg’s songs carried a romance and a pathos reminiscent of the heady 1930s, but a nostalgia that was not out of place after the war.
Alina speaks of the struggle to get an education, Nazi roundups and the deadly dangers facing a Home Army courier.
Over 250 weddings took place during the Warsaw Uprising, four for every day of the fighting.
After escaping from a POW camp, Brigadier General Zbigniew Ścibor-Rylski joined the underground Home Army (AK) resistance movement and quickly rose through the ranks before taking command of an Infantry Battalion during the Warsaw Uprising.