The exhibition 'Symbols of Freedom' opened on Friday in Warsaw's Royal Castle. The show presents a self-portrait of Poles; it represents their history and their fight for independence, said President Andrzej Duda during his speech at the official opening.
Elevated on a pedestal, the entire bronze statue of Józef Piłsudski, costing an estimated EUR 185,000, overlooks the main square in the city of Nowy Sącz.
While the history of Poland’s fight for independence is littered with tales of male heroism, the role played by women has been left somewhat in the shadows. TFN’s Magda Dercz takes a look back at the extraordinary achievements of the women, without whom, Poland’s history may have turned out very differently.
Planned to be the tallest statue ever built in Poland, following the outbreak of WWII it remained hidden in a museum basement, until now.
At this week’s Cyber Security Conference in Kraków, TFN’s Matt Day caught up with Dermot Turing, guest of honour and nephew of Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing, for a chat about his uncle’s work and the vital role of Polish codebreakers in helping to end the war.
The 12th May 2018 saw the anniversary of the death of two of Poland’s greatest military heroes. The first is Marshal Józef Piłsudski, who was responsible for Poland regaining its independence 100 years ago.