Polish History pre-WW2

February 10, 2018
The WWII Polish deportations – still an untold story

For years few spoke about it. Many shared the feeling  “You didn’t want to tell them because they wouldn’t understand or would laugh so you just closed yourself up.”  The...

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November 10, 2017
11 November – Pride in Poland’s rise from the ashes

Here's a few things every Pole should know about 11 November. Firstly, that it’s nothing to do with the UK Remembrance Day, it just happens to be on the same date!...

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August 5, 2017
Hooray for mud, country life and British farming

Here in Britain we love the idea of country life, to see cows and sheep in the fields around our towns and cities. Many dream of one day being able...

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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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June 30, 2017
Poles love their music festivals – so what’s going on this summer?

In the 1960s the most popular music events in PRL (the People’s Republic of Poland) were the National Festival of Polish Song in Pole and the Sopot International Song Festival. ...

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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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