VIDEO: With no professional distribution, at its premiere the feature-length film entitled ‘Liberated’ and starring 95 amateur actors and extras was attended by a staggering 2,000 people in a venue with a seating capacity of only 350.
Historian Łukasz Orlicki who carried out a critical source analysis on the contents of the diary, said: “The result of our analysis unequivocally identifies the war diary as a fictional text created many years after the war.”
As the curtain falls on 2022, TFN’s Alex Webber takes a personal look back at his travel highlights of the year…
Archaeologists exhuming the grave in the town of Barborów came across bullet-ridden helmets, broken bones, dog tags, coins, Swastika badges, shoes, a whistle and a chain with a lucky horseshoe.
Four memorials to the Soviet Red Army will be taken down on Thursday morning, the head of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), the body charged with investigating wartime and communist-era crimes, said on Wednesday.
Unveiled near Zamość, the huge monument recalls the 1920 Battle of Komarów, a triumph that was deemed vital in Poland’s struggle for independence.
On the anniversary of the outbreak of the Battle of Britain, which saw Polish fighter pilots shoot down 12 percent of German planes, TFN travelled to the school where future flying aces are still being trained.
Murdered by communists in Lublin Castle in 1949, the whereabouts of Henryk Wieliczko’s body remained unknown for six decades.
VIDEO: The remarkable haul including pistols, bayonets, a submachine gun and hundreds of rounds of ammo was found after the grandson of one of Poland’s WWII resistance fighters stumbled upon an old cassette tape from a family celebration.
Where once many would have sought to defend such landmarks as valuable historic relics, it is Russia’s own actions that have seen this resistance significantly diluted, says TFN’s Alex Webber.