Discovered in the archives of the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London, the two deciphered telegrams show reports by Polish army units that the German army had crossed the Polish border on the outskirts of Rybnik alongside a large group of German tanks an hour earlier than attacks on Wieluń and Westerplatte.
Entitled ‘The Secrets of Station 14: Briggens House, SOE’s Forgery and Polish Elite Agent Training Station’, the book tells the history of Briggens House in Roydon, Essex, and the team of forgers established there in 1941 by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) on the orders of Churchill to “set Europe ablaze”.
After finding the grave of Polish diplomat Mieczysław Jałowiecki who was a pioneer in the struggle for Poland’s interwar identity, a local historian is now looking to honour his name and memory.
The extraordinary finds at Audley End House in the English county of Essex, include hand-written wall inscriptions of some of the soldier’s names, parts of a daily timetable and a photo album of historic photographs.
Played out on the 31st of August 1920 near the village of Komarów, the three hour battle was the last and largest cavalry battle of the 20th century and resulted in Poland’s victory in the Polish-Bolshevik war.
Declassified documents from Britain’s security service MI5 reveal the full extent to which the man dubbed the ‘silent hero of WWII’ helped bring about the success of the Allies’ Operation D-Day.
Entitled simply ‘Augustów’, the English language production is the result of a collaboration between London-based historian Tomasz Muskus, who worked as a consultant on 303 Squadron and Cursed, and Hollywood stuntman Jacek Jagódka known for his work on Spectre and Game of Thrones, as well as being stunt double for Alexander Skarsgard in ‘Tarzan’.
Researcher Tomasz Muskus discovered the spy base had been located inside a prestigious English boys’ school in Hammersmith, west London, after his interest was piqued by a documentary about Poland’s WWII military spy boss Colonel Stanisław Gano.