WEBBER’S WORLD: Remembered to this day as one of the World Cup’s most iconic games, the semi-final match against West Germany was dubbed ‘the water battle of Frankfurt’ after a torrential downpour had left the pitch in a quagmire.
A pantheon of Poland’s greatest and a place of pilgrimage for Poles to give thanks to the achievements of earlier generations, it is estimated that over one million people have been buried in its sand and clay.
Over seven events, Poland took a staggering 29 gold medals in athletics, boxing, fencing, shooting, and weightlifting, foil fencing – in which they picked up five for each team player – another 19 for each member of the football team.
Painted using ‘anti-smog’ materials capable of turning pollutants into harmless nitrates and carbonates, the 60,000 złoty mural embossed with the word “Respect” stands to become a unique point of pilgrimage for the followers of Legia.
One of the heroes of the great Polish side of the mid-70s, Deyna’s life was cut short by a car crash but his memory and legacy live on.