Following wide-spread media coverage in both Poland and the UK, communities from both countries came together to raise a whopping £22,460.
Three men posing as water inspectors blagged their way into the home of former RAF tail gunner Jan Stangryciuk and his wife Jadwiga before making off with his medals, highly sentimental jewellery and thousands of pounds of cash.
Occupying 210 square metres and the entire wall of a building in Warsaw’s Ochota district, the design by historical mural painter Rafał Roskowiński is based on two archival photographs of celebrated Warsaw Uprising veteran Professor Witold Kieżun.
Józef Miehle from the town of Maków Podhalański used his 1942 Dodge during WWII and for decades after. Now the 93-year-old says to restore it would be a dream come true. “I would like her to take me on my last journey on earth,” he said. “That would be something.”
Anti-terror cops launched a man hunt for Afghan war veteran Kamil S. after he fled into forests with his pet puma Nubia when zoo officials tried taking the animal away from him.
Dubbed ‘Flying Death’ by the Germans, Stanisław Skalski saw action in Poland following the outbreak of war, later becoming the first Pole to command an RAF squadron. Miraculously avoiding death twice, after the war it seemed his luck had run out when he was arrested by the secret police on trumped up charges of espionage, tortured for over a year and then sentenced to be executed. But again, he survived.
Ukrainian Donbas war veteran Ihor Mazur, detained by Polish Border Guard at a Polish-Ukrainian border crossing was released on Sunday but will remain in Lublin, south-east Poland, until the conclusion of an extradition procedure.