At around midnight on April 17th, 1979, two blasts ripped through the air shattering all the nearby windows.
The distinction comes after many years of efforts to give the Stalin-era district ok Kraków the prestigious label and paves the way for a listing on UNESCO's world heritage list.
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.
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