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THE POLES ON THE FRONT LINES OF WWII


Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
8 Oct 2007 /  #1
very interesting web side
ww2.pl
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
8 Oct 2007 /  #2
Cracking site Lukasz,thanks,added to fav's
a couple more,on the Uprising;

Warsaw Uprising Museum in Warsaw (1944.pl)
Warsaw Uprising 1944 (warsawuprising.com)
Warsaw Rising: The Forgotten Soldiers of World War II. Educator Guide (cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/2004/fyi/news/06/03/cnnpce.warsaw.rising)
Extensive information on Warsaw Uprising in Polish (whatfor.prv.pl)
Photographs of the Warsaw Uprising (ipn.gov.pl/aktual_powst_war.html)
The Warsaw Rising (polandinexile.com/rising.htm)
The Warsaw Uprising - 1.VIII.1944 (wings.buffalo.edu/info-poland/exhib/warsaw/index.html)

Quoting: Lukasz
fourth greatest Allied army
Fourth largest!!!!! second greatest ! :) (well,come on,Ive got to be a little patriotic :) )
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Jan 2008 /  #3
It can be concluded that Poland put in the field the fourth greatest Allied army.

It can also be concluded that it only usually takes one nations army to win a war. You dont get nothing for being fourth.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
15 Jan 2008 /  #4
You dont get nothing for being fourth.

Poland didn't participate in that war for the gold medal, so take your retarded remark elsewhere
Peter 3 | 247  
15 Jan 2008 /  #5
I think it is acknowledged that Poland put out the 4th largest Allied Army.
djf 18 | 166  
15 Jan 2008 /  #6
Is there any information available about the Polish people who joined/formed regiments in the German army during WW2?
Doba 1 | 73  
15 Jan 2008 /  #7
Ive got a few of my grandfathers medals at home from WW2, I like them
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Jan 2008 /  #8
Is there any information available about the Polish people who joined/formed regiments in the German army during WW2?

Extremely interesting point.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
15 Jan 2008 /  #9
but you would be great Paul Alford. watch your back

You'd better pray he doesnt so much as stub a toe now mate,Id advise you to ask admin to delete these last couple of posts.Or print a retraction.

even if he does come out with retarded statements like this;

It can also be concluded that it only usually takes one nations army to win a war.

Which nation would that be the?

This is the first time I've ever heard or seen anywhere, news or TV
where Poland was given any credit for WWII battles or victories.

have they had their head buried in sand then?
celinski 31 | 1,258  
15 Jan 2008 /  #10
No, in fact this is what happens when a country is silenced for so long. Lets face it others that feel shame for not helping Poland are not going to push for the truth.If Polish don't insist history report their part, it won't be done.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
15 Jan 2008 /  #11
no,I think it is more symptomatic of US centered history programes.Try finding reference to ANY other allied nation in 80 % of US made documentries is like looking for the proverbial needle ,in a stack of needles.

Battle of Britain (the movie,loads of scenes with the Polish Pilots,in Polish,every school kid pretending to be one of them the next day in the school yard)

Bridge too far(movie) all the Gene Hackman scenes.
Every British made documentry on Cassino,Polish veterens interviewed,british vets' talking about the brave/heroic Poles.
Oh,and My new Avatar,Micheal Caine as a Polish para(well sorta ;) )
celinski 31 | 1,258  
15 Jan 2008 /  #12
involved Monte Cassino

Micheal Caine as a Polish para

Yes, I wanted to compliment you on this avatar.

I wrote to Monte Cassino and asked about the tour, I have not gotten a reply.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
15 Jan 2008 /  #13
Oh,and My new Avatar,Micheal Caine as a Polish para(well sorta ;) )

The Eagle Has Landed. Good movie.
djf 18 | 166  
15 Jan 2008 /  #14
how about your researches of Jewis gold robbed by nazists have you found any

From what i remember a program called "Hitler a warning from history" which is always on UKTV history, had an episode about Poland. In it there were several accounts of Polish nationals who had joined the forces of the occupying German army and were seeking out Jews and other minorities (gypsies, gays) and sending them to concentration camps and stealing their belongings.

It is an interesting incite into the way the human mind works. Altruism is a strange thing.

Best war film has to go to Where Eagles Dare. Superb
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
15 Jan 2008 /  #15
Broadsword calling Danny boy.....
Re Polish nationals in the German forces;
Defining "Polish " at this time is complicated.Many who served with the German forces may indead have been born/raised in Poland,even having Polish passports birth certificates etc but were seen as "German" by themselves and subsequently the nazis . One whole area of Poland was designated practically overnight as being part of greater germany and all its non jewish citizens were either suddenly "german" or forced out to the general govt/conscripted into labour service in the reich.

These are the two main groups of "Poles" who would find themselves in the german army,one group willing volunteers for the fatherland,the other group forced by the fact of families being to all intents hostages of the german occupiers.

Would you refuse to join up with a wife ,children and parents to worry about?
The war service of these groups is variable,many will have indead fought for the wrong side,many more took the first oppertunity to desert and the large Free Polish armed forces on record at the end of hostilities had a high proportion of men who had worn grey before khaki. Anyone in Britain who has spoken to Polish veterens will have met at least one or two that served in 3 or four armies,first in 39 the Polish army,then the german forces,deserting on the eastern front and serving with red army forces before finding a way to the Free Poles in the west.

The other part,re "joining in hunting for jews..." well,lets just say the Polish Police dont have a great record in this situation,but remember,even the nice British Bobbys in the Channel Islands readily handed over lists of the islands jews and turned up at the arrests. And,if your talking about Ghetto clearances and such like some of the nazis most efficient "jew hunters" were other jews,either spies working for the gestapo/SD or the Jewish Ghetto Police .
celinski 31 | 1,258  
15 Jan 2008 /  #16
very interesting web side

Thank you
oneagleswings0.tripod.com

We have to remember the Polish military killed in "Katyn" and the reserve that were sent to Siberia and this was under Stalins orders. Without further ado,

Battlefield whit Polish Soldiers during World War 2


Peter 3 | 247  
16 Jan 2008 /  #17
I think the Poles who served under German colours were forcibly conscripted as opposed to volunteered. The issue came up during the Allied advance into Europe when (I think) both the 1st Polish Armoured Division and Ander's 2 Coprs made good their losses by assimilating Poles captured by the Allies.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
16 Jan 2008 /  #18
No Peter,not all,there were some 1500 Gorale volenteers to name just one unit. But probably the smallest amount of the occupied nations.
Peter 3 | 247  
16 Jan 2008 /  #19
In that case it's one of the best kept secrets! You have a link or any info on them?
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
16 Jan 2008 /  #20
Well according to another thread it verges on illegal to say that poles served the germans willingly so maybe it is hushed up a bit in poland,after all ,they dont exactly teach about the BFK in british schools. It appeared in the Polish press late last year so its not some "polonophobe" rumour or slander as some on here may try to claim,just a fact of history.
kaliszer - | 99  
19 Jan 2008 /  #21
I read recently about the Lemko and their forced removal from the carpathians to western poland after the war. This is all new to me, so I'd appreciate some background on this subject -- who they are ethnically, what their role (or fate) was in WWII, and what their current situation is. Do they have anything to do with the gorale? (I realize I'm showing my ignorance here, but bear with me.)
kalisher - | 3  
23 Jan 2008 /  #22
My post here has nothing to do with your message. You can see my name is Kalisher but my father spelled it Kaliszer. I assume that is your name. My father and his family were from Plotzk. I was born in a DP camp in W. Germany near Leipheim. I recently discovered 25 relatives in Israel. I also have relatives in Tel Aviv on my mother's side. Perhaps we are related.

If you would like, we can discuss this in private. Let me know how and when.

Thank you.
M. Kalisher
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
23 Jan 2008 /  #23
1500 Gorale volenteers to name just one unit.

1500 could be the whole number of those, who joined "Goralenvolk", the number of volunteers to the military unit was 200 and after a few feeks most of them deserted and the rest was sent to Germany as forced laborers. So much for your next Polonophobic attempt.

Do they have anything to do with the gorale?

No. Some Lemkos see themselves as a separate ethnic group but most as a subgroup of Ukrainians.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
23 Jan 2008 /  #24
dont be a tosser all your life G',take a day of every now and again you paranoid gayboy in denial......

So much for your next Polonophobic attempt.

like i say,tosser, i got the info from the Polish press p iss and moan to them......
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
23 Jan 2008 /  #25
in denial......

Show any fact from my post which isn't true or shut up.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
23 Jan 2008 /  #26
yawn...
your in denial of your homosexuality G'.....thats all,your posts "facts" may very well be true,if a little rose tinted....
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
23 Jan 2008 /  #27
No yawn. You write crap again and when I correct you then "I'm in denial"... I can write that 100 thousand British served in Wehrmacht and say that you are in denial If you said that It wasn't so. Would that be so cool ?

your in denial of your homosexuality G

"Your" a clown...
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
23 Jan 2008 /  #28
no,you just be spouting your usual crap,it was 62 British and commenwealth who served,not in the whermacht but in the wSS.the British Free Corps,only 6 of those ever came close to front line service....how many Poles served with the germans?thousands buddy,thousands.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
23 Jan 2008 /  #29
it was 62 British and commenwealth who served

You are in denial.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
23 Jan 2008 /  #30
OK,maybe 65....muppet.

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