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History has always been an important element of life in Poland. Share your reflections on Poland's past. (page 11)
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Bolesław Chrobry beat Terry Wogan's ancestor in battle
9 - I saw bits of it,lets say it was far better than I expected,not all fluffy travelogue and bohruns...

HistoryVarsovian - 24 Jan 2011 / isthatu2 - 25 Jan 2011
How Polish history is viewed by other countries textbooks   2   3   4   5
124 - The French were suprised that the vast majority of Poles who came to France were princes though without money....

HistoryBasil - 18 May 2010 / southern - 24 Jan 2011
If i could write European history i would unite Europe under Polish language   2   3
67 - Do you honestly want that? (Crow I don't mind you talking about Serbia) But have't you all complained...

HistoryCrow - 16 May 2010 / Mr Grunwald - 20 Jan 2011
Watch Poland grow and shrink (interactive map)   2
52 - 2011 will be the start of the Pol-Turk era as the polish girls will discover the 3 million sex...

HistoryPolonius3 - 31 Dec 2010 / southern - 10 Jan 2011
Closed: BBC - Center for Military Studies - Gerald Kochan
28 - this could have happened with ours, a Dress sword should have gone to my grand mother as she...

Historymattm1970 - 21 Jul 2010 / isthatu2 - 9 Jan 2011
Former American President Adams in Poland.   2
54 - I am afraid that you are wrong, try this for instance: 'Britain did not expect the colonies to...

HistoryWroclaw - 8 Dec 2010 / hague1cmaeron - 2 Jan 2011
What have the Germans hidden in Poland?
9 - No , you can buy them easy enough...the danger is of course that you may well dig up...

HistoryKsysia - 12 Dec 2010 / wildrover - 12 Dec 2010
Prophesy - Poland from sea to sea.   2
55 - why, are you from Radom? At least Kielce have nice landscapes. I'd vote out all the flat...

HistoryIronside - 30 Sep 2010 / strzyga - 7 Dec 2010
Polish president Mościcki and Hermann Göring hunting together in 1938   2   3
76 - Ukraine is a weak divided region, Poland had nothing to gain from cooperating with various ukrainian factions....

HistoryNathan - 20 Nov 2010 / Sokrates - 30 Nov 2010
A comparative paper: comparing Polish border policies with American border policies
5 - Hi @mstapor1 one thing you shouldn't forget about Polish borders is that part of it is also EU...

Historymstapor1 - 28 Nov 2010 / jwojcie - 28 Nov 2010
Does anybody else think that Poland's army should change the colour of its uniform?
16 - People People! I am not talking about combat! have you been reading my posts? I am talking about ceremonial!...

Historyhague1cmaeron - 11 Nov 2010 / hague1cmaeron - 18 Nov 2010
Nice video of De Gaulle addressing Poles
10 - Not only was he much popular among intellectual Frenchmen, he also was not that popular among Americans or...

HistoryPolonia1 - 14 Nov 2010 / Mr Grunwald - 14 Nov 2010
Should David Irving, Holocaust denier, be allowed to run tours to Poland?   2   3   4   ...   7   8
218 - Seems numbers are quite an important element....

Historyskibum - 16 Sep 2010 / nott - 31 Oct 2010
Star shaped symbol on Polish Eagle?
22 - 23 is a number strongly associated with Chaos and Discordia. Apparently, these ideologies are younger than the Eagle....

HistoryPolskiej_Dumy - 15 Oct 2010 / nott - 30 Oct 2010
"Lithuania! My fatherland, you are like health.."   2
35 - Lol yes, I think that is the essential 21st century version coming to Polish schools near you....

Historyzetigrek - 28 Oct 2010 / hague1cmaeron - 30 Oct 2010
Poland - Scotland, the untold story...   2   3
75 - Which tells me that she isn't really from there or lives in a closed circle of smug gits and...

Historydtaylor5632 - 5 Aug 2010 / Seanus - 18 Oct 2010
Recent Lech Walesa interview made by VBS
30 - I do not understand your logic. Probably you think that I am a kind of Kaczyński's supporter, but...

HistoryDavid_18 - 15 Oct 2010 / AdamKadmon - 18 Oct 2010
What happened from 1650-1795?   2   3
68 - You should choose the cause of our fall in your imagination after all. It should be either the...

Historyjasinski - 25 Sep 2010 / ConstantineK - 17 Oct 2010
Vilamovian language - now that's something interesting
6 - Really? Had not seen those threads, but did notice this one. So, I am happy McCoy posted. Maybe...

HistoryMcCoy - 28 Aug 2010 / Softsong - 16 Oct 2010
Love story of Hedvig and Wilhelm der Ehrgeizige
2 - ah, you are so romantic... it's a legend... the truth about their love probably is short, boring...

HistoryKsysia - 13 Oct 2010 / pgtx - 13 Oct 2010
How Poland views Europe
26 - Yes, we believe in old saying "no man, no problem"(who said that??..i know, but he is not so...

HistoryPolonius3 - 9 Oct 2010 / Natasa - 12 Oct 2010
Stolen Lives, a new controversial UK novel to legitimize Poland's communist goverment
4 - Looks good. Have you read "Nine Lives" by Waldemar Lotnik? serifbooks.co.uk/books/history/?book=27...

Historyboru - 10 Oct 2010 / Trevek - 10 Oct 2010
Act of union Poland - Lithuania 1413
3 - Dear Amsterdam, I'm new to this list, so I'm late picking up your enquiry. If you're still interested...

Historyamsterdam020 - 21 Mar 2010 / indischolar - 9 Oct 2010
Karol Wojtyla, the man who become a pope (video)
7 - Great Movie....

HistoryMr Grunwald - 31 Mar 2010 / LAGirl - 8 Oct 2010
LIFE Magazine article about Poland (August 1938)
14 - Interesting maybe, I just pointed out that reader without knowlege on the subject will not understand it, let...

Historypgtx - 6 Oct 2010 / Ironside - 7 Oct 2010
Rousseau's "Considerations on the Government of Poland"
7 - exactly ! maybe he was only pinching :)...

Historypaczemoj - 30 Sep 2010 / Ironside - 2 Oct 2010
No Nazi puppet regime in Poland?   2
45 - But Poles are, you know, different :) I mean, German aircraft didn't shoot at refugees on the roads...

HistoryPolonius3 - 1 Oct 2010 / nott - 1 Oct 2010
Polish Occupational Zone in Germany (1945-1948)
4 - There's at least one documentary about this topic:...

Historynott - 30 Sep 2010 / Harry - 1 Oct 2010
Why did the reformation not have a huge effect on Poland?
28 - Where did you find it? I found it amusing I wanna know where ye got it from! ;D...

HistoryCardno85 - 31 Aug 2010 / Mr Grunwald - 22 Sep 2010
German cemeteries in Wroclaw
17 - Beware of Nazi zombies rising out of their graves....

Historynott - 16 Sep 2010 / ZIMMY - 18 Sep 2010
Something to amuse you - Mister of Poland Beauty Contest 1990!
12 - aaaaaaa, it hurts :))))...

Historyzetigrek - 13 Sep 2010 / tow_stalin - 17 Sep 2010
Battle of Wizna, WWII invasion.
13 - For the simple reason that these fortifications were build in the most convenient way of advance - for...

Historyjasinski - 1 Sep 2010 / Ironside - 16 Sep 2010
"In Poland, I'm a German. In Germany, a Pole." Autochthones in country.
3 - Nothing should happen. A person is whoever she/he feels to be. Someone who was born, for example in...

HistoryRD1 - 15 Sep 2010 / guesswho - 15 Sep 2010
World War 1 - Poles on most fronts in Europe. Any good sites about it in English?
26 - Many WW1 cemeteries in southern Poland are beautifully restored: ...

HistoryMr Grunwald - 7 Sep 2010 / pawian - 12 Sep 2010
Poles back to the Elbe (Łaba)?
28 - This is a hell of the statement, could you elaborate please or I'll be forced to agree with...

HistoryPolonius3 - 11 Sep 2010 / Ironside - 12 Sep 2010
Where Are Milicjanci (Polish Police during Communism) Now?
7 - Ex-hippie if you don't mind. Also, American inner cities are a different story....

Historybimber94 - 6 Sep 2010 / bimber94 - 7 Sep 2010
Should HMG compensate Poland and/or Polish veterans?   2   3
90 - watch your terminology. It's people who use it who create the problem....

HistoryOzi Dan - 29 Jun 2010 / Trevek - 5 Sep 2010
Dutchmen in Polish history !
17 - I hope they enslaved Berbers......

HistoryIronside - 29 Jul 2010 / Mr Grunwald - 27 Aug 2010
Is there a list of the Polish prisoners that were held at Buchenwald Concentration Camp?
2 - Little search in google and I found that people can send questions there its-arolsen.org/en/contact_information/index.html also to the Auschwitz Museum...

Historyjasfit00 - 24 Jun 2010 / Artur - 25 Aug 2010
Pole who burned himself to protest the 1968 Soviet invasion   2   3
81 - I'm untangling the crossed wires as we speak ;) The Pole certainly met his match that day ;)...

HistoryDavid_18 - 20 Aug 2010 / Seanus - 24 Aug 2010
Zadvir'ya - Polish Thermopiles commemorated
15 - you don't seem to prove that very well:)...

HistoryNathan - 22 Aug 2010 / aphrodisiac - 24 Aug 2010
WW2 hypothesis - if France And England weren't so timid, wimpy and scared of Hitler...   2
34 - If this statement is about Poland I'd challenge it by stating that Stalin wanted revenge; territory was icing...

Historyjasinski - 21 Aug 2010 / Babinich - 22 Aug 2010
Colonel Mikolaj Sciborski - unknown Polish leader of OUN
20 - 250.000 dead polish men women and children murdered by ukrainians is nothing to reconcile? Arent you a nice...

HistoryNathan - 19 Aug 2010 / Sokrates - 20 Aug 2010
Pewex and Balaton - do you rememer these Poland shops?
13 - I remember (well... I think) - my older brother got his BMX from Pewex :P...

Historysobieski - 11 Aug 2010 / RubasznyRumcajs - 19 Aug 2010
Destruction of Ukrainian churches in Poland in 1938   2   3   4   ...   9   10
292 - Thanks, MediaWatch. I am 100% for both Poland and Ukraine to work together. There is a lot of...

Historyaphrodisiac - 31 Jul 2010 / Nathan - 19 Aug 2010
Life in communism vs democracy in Poland   2   3   4   ...   7   8
234 - explain please Pity the question wasn't answered,,Just a load of b0lox..Not enough Poles on this Forum to...

Historysue - 12 Sep 2008 / milky - 15 Aug 2010
Polish Civil War after the German Occupation in WW2?
7 - Yes it is true, Poland had something like homewar. To be honest communist governemnt was established by Sowiets and...

HistoryChicago Pollock - 10 Aug 2010 / Lukasz - 12 Aug 2010
Maria Wittekówna and other Polish Women in The AK
26 - That image has been released into the public domain ie devoid of copyright and as such became very famous....

HistoryBarney - 12 Nov 2009 / Barney - 6 Aug 2010
Any Polish real war videos?
4 - For that videogames are great...great graphics (better than your grainy b/w bad quality youtube footage) and you can...

Historypolskisoldier88 - 25 Jun 2010 / Bratwurst Boy - 30 Jul 2010
POLISH MEMORIES OF CHERNOBYL...April 26th 1986   2
31 - I thought "Oh great, the irresponsible humanly-careless Russians managed to commit another atrocity and f*ck up things again...

Historywildrover - 26 Apr 2009 / George8600 - 27 Jul 2010
What was the culture of Poland prior to the advent of Catholicism?
17 - right, the evergreen boughs predate Christianity. it's not a Christian tradition at all but an adaptation of the...

Historysui generis - 20 Jan 2008 / plk123 - 25 Jul 2010
CONSIDERATIONS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF POLAND April 1772
12 - You know damn well how contemporary history works. Yes, they read one another's work to gain more understanding and...

HistoryDavid_18 - 24 Jun 2010 / Seanus - 16 Jul 2010
Quotes of Polish or German kings, generals   2
36 - "It was a brawl, a scrap, a bagarre" - Pilsudski's description of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw - a...

Historypolskisoldier88 - 9 Jul 2010 / Ozi Dan - 13 Jul 2010
SEE DANGER AHEAD FOR THE KAISER IN POUND. July 24, 1902
14 - Ah, come on, someone even speaks English in the Foreigners Office (and will use it!) these days! Even...

HistoryDavid_18 - 6 Jul 2010 / delphiandomine - 7 Jul 2010
Untold fact about Kraków`s etymology- Thracian origin of place name Kraków?
3 - we are all Sarmatians. Serbs just keeping using that name. Slovenians and Slovaks using as their ethnic name...

HistoryCrow - 2 Jul 2010 / Crow - 2 Jul 2010
Gdańsk, Danzig: Was prince Mieszko the first to land there?
30 - polishmeknob It was a Slavic settlement at first. It was a German city for about 700 years. The Germans...

Historypolskisoldier88 - 27 Jun 2010 / Sick0 - 2 Jul 2010
Poland should compensate for Soviet-seized property?
6 - there were some compensations more recently.. find posts by celinski.. she knew all about it....

HistoryPolonius3 - 30 Jun 2010 / plk123 - 30 Jun 2010
Poland in the eyes of London - before WWII.   2   3
63 - Germans are fat and eat a lot. Also they mobilised most of their working men to fight....

HistoryIronside - 11 Jun 2010 / Sokrates - 30 Jun 2010
Wealth of the Polish nobility
30 - Tell me. Would really like to know how those rich bastards spend their day!!!...

HistoryDavid_18 - 24 Jun 2010 / David_18 - 29 Jun 2010
1587-1588 Poland's War with Austria
22 - At that time kings still had quite a bit of power, even if he didnt march the entire...

HistoryDavid_18 - 24 Jun 2010 / Sokrates - 29 Jun 2010


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