History

September 23, 2017
Legendary Pole, Hubal the first Partisan of WWII

Did you know that the Poles were not only the first to fight in World War II, but they set up the first Partyzantka (Partisan Unit) on 23 September 1939....

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August 31, 2017
On this day: 1 September 1939

It was the start of a hot, summery Friday with clear blue skies. Children had been getting ready for school the following week, but school had been called off indefinitely a...

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July 21, 2017
Our Polish Heritage – the Winged Hussars

If you thought the Polish Hussars belonged to history, you’d be wrong because there are re-enactment groups, one based in the castle town of Gniew, about 60km from Gdańsk, the...

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May 18, 2017
They really DID believe… Monte Cassino, 18 May

Of the many accounts I’ve read about the Battle of Monte Cassino, these words hit me hard. They were recorded by someone who sat with the surviving soldiers many years...

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May 3, 2017
What is ‘the 3rd of May’ – Polish Constitution Day all about?

The 3rd of May celebrates the date of the first written constitution in Europe, in 1791 – the Polish constitution, naturally. My first memory of this significant date in our...

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