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70th Anniversary of start of WWII


fredex 2 | 31  
4 Jan 2009 /  #31
I believe the U.S. started this Idea , for some political game and Poland is playing along . Will it happen I do not think so , Obama does not think there is much purpose in it ! So chances are you will not see it , just games !
OP Eagle20 16 | 119  
5 Jan 2009 /  #32
70th Anniversary of start of WWII

Good time to start thinking about those Poles who gave their lives fighting in 1939.
noimmigration  
5 Jan 2009 /  #33
Good time to start thinking about those Poles who gave their lives fighting in 1939.

Getting shot in the back while running away from germans is hardly giving your life.
noimmigration1 - | 5  
5 Jan 2009 /  #34
70th Anniversary of start of WWII

Good time to start thinking about those Poles who gave their lives fighting in 1939.

The Polish soldiers were very brave. You are right.

Never been used and only dropped once, eh gregorz?

A moving and emotive picture gregorz. Thankyou for posting it.
PolskaMan 2 | 147  
5 Jan 2009 /  #35
Do the germans do anything on september 1st?
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 11,815  
5 Jan 2009 /  #36
Cut the crap noimmi!

Do the germans do anything on september 1st?

In Berlin the first day of September was also the first day of school after
the great summer holidays...all kids dreaded it! :(
noimmigration1 - | 5  
5 Jan 2009 /  #37
Do the germans do anything on september 1st?

I am not sure but I hope so. We should all remember all the victims of war.

You can win a war as much as you can win an earthquake.
HatefulBunch397 - | 658  
5 Jan 2009 /  #38
We should all think of the generations and hope for peace around the world.
sjam 2 | 541  
13 Jan 2009 /  #39
Can anyone tell me if anything has been or is being planned for the 70th Anniversary of start of WWII (2009) in Poland ?

Don't know what is happening in Poland but a major new Polish Forces War Memorial is being designed and built at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, England is to be unveiled at a commemoration ceremony in September 2009. This is a non-governmental initiative by the families of UK Polish veterans and the memorial pays tribute to Polish land forces, Airforce, Navy and Underground Resistance forces—it also recognises those Polish forces that fought alongside the Red Army in the final victory over Nazism in Berlin 1945.

Project website is at (www) PolishForcesMemorial.com



OP Eagle20 16 | 119  
5 Jul 2009 /  #40
Westerplatte wróci do stanu z 1 września 1939

Westerplatte will return to the state of September 1, 1939

trojmiasto.pl/wiadomosci/news.php?id_news=33128
sjam 2 | 541  
8 Jul 2009 /  #41
Polish Forces War Memorial is being designed and built at the National Memorial Arboretum,

Yesterday 120 tonnes of engraved granite plaques and statue plinth for the Polish Forces War Memorial project was delivered on-site ready to receive the memorial statue which is on its way from Poznan and should arrive in UK early next week. The Polish MoD are sending over representatives from all the armed forces who will be joined by opposite numbers from British MoD to make up the honour guard.

Representatives of the Britsh government have been invited :-)

Finished bronze Polish Forces War Memorial statue just before shipping to UK from Poznan. Polish Forces War Memorial statue.

It is finally complete ;-))

Polish Forces War Memorial

The Polish Forces War Memorial 1939-45 installation at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Polish memorial is due to be officially inaugurated on Sept. 19th. There will at least 3,000 guests from Britain and Poland including WWII veterans from all the Polish Armed Forces and the A.K. as well as serving soldiers from the national armed services who will form the honour guard for the ceremonies and fly-by of Spitfire and Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain flight.
Harry  
6 Aug 2009 /  #42
It is finally finished ;-))

Looks good too. Wish I could be at the ceremony on Sept 19.
sjam 2 | 541  
20 Sep 2009 /  #43
The first official UK memorial to all Polish servicemen and women has been unveiled at the the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8263776.stm - We made the National news ;-))
OP Eagle20 16 | 119  
20 Sep 2009 /  #44
Thousands of Poles fled their homeland, many never to return, when their country was invaded by the Germans and the Russians during World War II. The Polish Armed Forces Memorial being unveiled later aims to commemorate their heroism.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8263908.stm
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
20 Sep 2009 /  #45
Is this a joke? Fleeing is heroism? Please, some respect...
plk123 8 | 4,142  
20 Sep 2009 /  #46
Fleeing is heroism?

way better then being 2m down.
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
20 Sep 2009 /  #47
I don't deny that, plk123. That wasn't my point. It doesn't make you a hero though, just practical and sensible.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569  
21 Sep 2009 /  #48
That wasn't my point. It doesn't make you a hero though, just practical and sensible.

I suspect the allegory to heroism was that in fleeing (and thereby ending up in the armed forces of HMG), many Poles 'heroically' fought for a cause that ended in a return of nil for many of them. With hindsight, the practicality and sense of it is debatable, but the heroism of the motive and intent less so.

Please, some respect...

To whom?
sjam 2 | 541  
21 Sep 2009 /  #49
Short clip from my mobile of the Spitfire and Hurricane fly-by ;-)

A souviner book was produced for the Polish Armed Forces Memorial (which was co-edited by yours truly) and published by the Polish Underground Movement (1939-45) Study Trust on 1 September 2009 and is now available from Amazon.

Proceeds of the book sale are going to help fund the annual maintance of the Memorial site —not to make the editors richer than we are already or to my personal anti-Polish Benevolent Fund ;-)

First to Fight: Poland's Contribution to the Allied Victory in WWII (Paperback)
by Marek Stella-Sawicki (Editor), Jarek Garlinski (Editor), Stefan Mucha (Editor)
Publisher: Polish Underground Movement (1939-45) Study Trust (1 Sep 2009)
ISBN-10: 0955782449
ISBN-13: 978-0955782442
296 pages includes many photo illustrations.
Retail Price UK£19.95
Mr Grunwald 33 | 2,175  
24 Sep 2009 /  #50
Is this a joke? Fleeing is heroism? Please, some respect...

To flee so that you will just live the next day is not honorable.
To flee so that you can fight again! Isn't that honorable?
Ofc more honorable would be fighting until a panzer makes you flat but that's also what is called as stupidity...

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