France, the UK and Russia fought to protect themselves only in WW1 - to protect themselves against the agresive Germany. Germany only gave up because the USA came into the war. Poland, France, UK and Russia should be grateful to the USA, both in WW1 and WW2. Also lets not forget, if it wasn't for Poland, you'd all have first been speaking Mongolian(13th C), then Turkish(17th C), then Russian (1920) Ultimately, along with many international soldiers, we thank the US for our freedom.
It is this level of fundamental ignorance that is shown whenever a Pole glosses over the enormous Western bloodshed, which as an absolutely necessary part of Poland getting independence, and concentrates solely and exclusively on the tragedy of WW2.
Poland is very aware of what France and allies did for it through the ages - just look at some of the monuments around the city. There's Charles de Gaulle square with a statue
of De Gaulle for his help during the 1920 war with Russia and tributes to allied help during the war. Napoleon square which was changed to Uprisers square after the war. Poland knows what the others have done, but concentrates solely and exclusively on the tragedy of WW2 becuase of what they failed to do in 1939. France had the largest army in Europe in 1939 - it had a year to mobilize in 1939. Poland was actually not doing to badly holding off the Germans but the support never came - and time food and bullets ran out.