Just five days after being elected as Poland’s first president in the newly independent second republic, Gabriel Narutowicz was gunned down in cold blood during the opening of an art exhibition. TFN’s Nick Westerby looks back at the extraordinary events 98 years ago today.
A memorial commemorating the role played by international cooperation during the Polish-Bolshevik War is a monument to international solidarity, a senior government minister has said.
It survived the Second World War and communism, but will it survive the next few years?
National stadium converted into giant battlefield to celebrate a victory that saved Poland’s independence 100 years ago.
The new museum reveals in detail both the private and public life of one of the cornerstone figures of Polish history.
Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a memorial to inter-war Polish strongman Marshal Józef Piłsudski on Saturday to mark both Armed Forces Day and the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw.
President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday commemorated the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw at a ceremony in front of a memorial to the battle's fallen in Warsaw's Powązki Cemetery.
The battle’s importance for Poland and the rest of Europe cannot be overstated. According to British diplomat Lord Edgar Vincent d’Abernon it is 18th in the list of the most important battles in the history of the world, ahead of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Midway.
Covering an area of 360 square metres on the side of a ten-floor apartment building, the mural features historical figures associated with the battle, including statesman Józef Piłsudski.
Whilst strolling around an old fort in Modlin, Webber encounters the little-known story of a Baśka Murmańska, a polar bear adopted by a Polish battalion that had been fighting the Bolsheviks in Northern Russia.