Just five days after being elected as Poland’s first president in the newly independent second republic, Gabriel Narutowicz was gunned down in cold blood during the opening of an art exhibition. TFN’s Nick Westerby looks back at the extraordinary events 98 years ago today.
For decades rumours of a haul of weapons buried by so-called ‘Cursed Soldiers’ at the end of WWII had been circulating around the village of Morawin northeast of Kalisz.
Cops are investigating after the two grandmas living 25 minutes apart stumbled upon the TT semi-automatic pistols hidden behind a basement wardrobe and inside an old sofa while they were doing their pre-Xmas cleaning.
A would-be armed robber got more than he bargained for when he entered a little corner shop in the northern village of Pinczyn where he was met by no-nonsense Pani Zosia.
The completely intact cannon was one of thousands of weapons left behind during the evacuation of Dunkirk. After the fall of France, many of these guns ended up in German hands.