Actually there was a place for Polish servicemen in the London Victory Parade.
Where did you read this?... It is also notable for the exclusion of all Polish servicemen; hundreds thousands of whom served in the Polish Armed Forces in the West as one of the largest Allied contingents. The 303 squadron was the only Polish unit invited; it declined because the invitation was not extended to any other Polish unit, despite Poland being the fourth largest European ally during World War II. Poles were expected to attend the Moscow Victory Parade of 1945, and the Allies did not want to antagonize Stalin, whose Soviet Union claimed Poland under their sphere of influence. This is considered one of the causes of the feeling of "Western Betrayal" in Poland
If you mean the 303 squadron, thats far from extending it to "all Polish airmen." I suggest you check your manipulated British sources.
Poles, not bothering to turn up...?
Perhaps there is something deeper than just that, no? Maybe you need to do a bit of reading on the subject before making statements like this one.
Sikorski has been murdered.
We'll know for sure, soon enough. Tests on Sikorski's body should be back before January. Already there are some surprising differences between the British physicians examination decades ago, and results of today.
So can any British national tell me why the British govermnent has 'frozen' the documents pertaining to Sikorski's death for 50 years? If it was just an accident, what do they have to lose? I thought the EU strived for transparency? I guess not.
Obviously. "Poland: second to fight; first to surrender" doesn't have quite the same ring to it, does it?
You do not see the stupidity of such a statement?
Well not unless the currently accepted history of the Gliwice incident is completely wrong and Poland actually did attack that radio tower. If Poland didn't, Poland would be second to fight because Germany attacked Poland and therefore Germany was first to fight.
You have doubts about this? What happened in Czechoslovakia with the German Sudeten party? What about Austrian anchluss
? If you have any doubts whatsoever about Hitlers tactics, I recommend you read up about them.Much of what is known about the Gleiwitz incident comes from the sworn affidavit of Alfred Naujocks at the Nuremberg Trials. According to his testimony, the incident was organized by Naujocks under orders from Reinhard Heydrich and Heinrich Müller, the chief of the Gestapo.
On the night of August 31, 1939 a small group of German operatives, dressed in Polish uniforms and led by Naujocks seized the Gleiwitz station and broadcast a short anti-German message in Polish (sources vary on the content on the message). The Germans' goal was to make the attack and the broadcast look like the work of anti-German Polish saboteurs.
In order to make the attack seem more convincing, the Germans brought in Franciszek Honiok, a German Silesian known for sympathizing with the Poles, who had been arrested the previous day by the Gestapo. Honiok was dressed to look like a saboteur; then killed by lethal injection, given gunshot wounds, and left dead at the scene, so that he appeared to have been killed while attacking the station. His corpse was subsequently presented as proof of the attack to the police and press.
In addition to Honiok, several other convicts from the Dachau concentration camp were kept available for this purpose. The Germans referred to them by the code phrase "Konserve" ("canned goods"). For this reason some sources incorrectly refer to the incident as "Operation Canned Goods."