The Cichociemni, or the Silent Unseen, were elite special-operations paratroopers trained in the UK to carry out covert operations, sabotage and intelligence-gathering in occupied Poland. Most of them completed their training at Audley End House, an early 17th-century country house outside Saffron Walden, Essex, England, one of the finest Jacobean houses in the UK.
Currently housed inside St Andrews Museum, Scotland, and taking approximately seven weeks to complete, the painting depicts a Polish paratrooper who has just landed at Arnhem; from his bag, personal keepsakes have spilled onto the pebbled ground. The artist said: “I wanted the painting to show what the soldier was fighting for: his family; his homeland.”
Travellers arriving in England and Scotland from Poland will have to self-isolate for 14 days from early morning on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry has reported, adding that they will also have to provide the address of their stay.
The rare set, of which there are only four in the world, came with a hefty price tag: the museum bought it for around 2.4 million złoty (over 0.5 million euros).
The melancholy piece entitled A Girl’s Tears by musician Bolesław ‘Bollo’ Ilnicki was found in a Scottish hospital where he composed it for the nurse who had looked after him in 1940.
With over a 100,000 books sold, Marcin Kozioł is one of the country’s most successful authors, and he owes some of his success to a school in the Scottish highlands.
During the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921, Osikowski led Polish soldiers against the Bolshevik troops and in 1920 took command of the Lower Vistula Group, fighting the Bolsheviks in the town of Płock, in central Poland,
A partnership agreement between Krakow, southern Poland, and Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, was extended at a ceremony which took place in the latter city during the two-day #KrakowExperience festival, the Polish embassy in London announced on Sunday.
With the sport still a minority game back home the Polish Rugby Union is on the hunt for foreign-born players with Polish grandparent.
The creation of partnerships based on exchange of knowledge, common values and a common intention, which is the introduction of a digital revolution in public administration, were the main aims enshrined in the letter of intent between Poland's GovTech and Scotland's CivTech.