The Polish hero who suffered severe injuries during one-to-one combat with terrorist Usman Khan is revealed as a mild-mannered hiking and scuba-diving enthusiast.
President Andrzej Duda expects a clear statement of NATO unity at the Alliance's forthcoming summit in London, the head of Duda's office Krzysztof Szczerski said on Sunday.
Included among the allied forces which stormed the beaches of Normandy on this day 75 years ago were Polish naval, air and ground support forces. They were soon joined by the 1st Polish Armoured Division which took part in fighting around the Falaise Pocket. Holding Hill 262 despite being isolated and under sustained attack, the Polish forces led by General Stanislaw Maczek managed to succeed and by so doing contributed hugely to the Allied victory that followed.
Małgorzata Goddard, a Polish woman caring for the archives of Polish Veterans of WWII, which are in the possession of the British Ministry of Defence, found herself on a list of people decorated on the occasion the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, on Saturday.