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.
The rare find in the village of Ratajki in northwest Poland included maps, documents and an Iron Cross belonging to the Wehrmacht lieutenant who had been fleeing from the Russians at the end of WWII.
The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising had no chance of succeeding despite aid from the Polish underground, British historian Roger Moorhouse told PAP on Monday.
The jacket belonging to a Wehrmacht Lance Corporal was discovered wrapped in an oiled cloth in the town of Lubań, in the southeast of the country.
The Berlin memorial will be the first in the city dedicated to a single nation and will pay tribute to the Poles killed during WWII.
Dropped into enemy-occupied Europe and with a price on her head, Skarbek once persuaded the Gestapo to release a resistance leader and two fellow agents.
The fragments of the V-2 rocket, short for Vergeltungswaffen 2, which translates as Retribution Weapon 2 and was the world’s first long-range guided ballistic missile, were found near the village of Niwiska.
The entrance was found during a search of the area in northeast Poland using geo-radar. It has long been thought that the bunker complex, which lies close to where Hitler had his Wolf’s Lair HQ, could contain many WWII treasures, including the Amber Chamber.
EXCLUSIVE: TFN’s Stuart Dowell gets exclusive access to long-forgotten photos of Warsaw in the early days of World War II. The scenes that are revealed are fascinating and grotesque in equal measure.