Paulina, your comments are a bit strange, as if you believe some of the Nationalist myths about betrayal.
What comments? There's only one comment of mine in this thread.
As for "myths", there's a whole Wiki note about this "myth":
Have you read it?
This term "Western betrayal" doesn't refer to what happened after the WWII only:
As for my personal opinion? If one is idealistic and has an emotional attitude towards it - one can call it betrayal (Yalta, I mean). If someone is cynical (like some Polish right-wingers - I've read their comments about this) - then they would call it Realpolitik and would say that Poland should always behave the way the West and Russia behave - thinking only about it's interests and forget about "honour", "friends" and such "silly things". There's also the realistic approach - maybe the West couldn't really do much about what happened. I would say my attitude is probably a mix of the first one and the last one, with advantage on the last option I guess. And maybe some small addition, really tiny, of the second one (Realpolitik). I think that majority of Poles have such attitude. I wouldn't say there's some great anger at the UK or sth over what happened. People usually are aware of the realities of those times, I think.
I don't have some kind of strong opinion about it either, I wasn't ever focusing on this part of history too much, to be honest. I would have to read more about it, maybe also those transcripts that Ozi Dan mentioned. It seems to me that the British here are fixated on this. I've never heard Poles ranting about it over and over again or sth. It's usually Russians who like to remind us about it when, for example, Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is mentioned. It usually goes like this: "Oh, and what about the West, huh? What about your precious "allies"? They sold you like a sack of potatos! Haha! You're so stupid and naive... They would do it again without blinking!"
And probably they're right...
They also assume that Poles won the Battle of Britain etc; they didn't.
Sorry, I am not aware of such myth. I honestly don't care who won it, the important thing is that it was won. Although I think I remember that Polish participation was quite significant.
They also beg the question (your 'man up' bit) about when nations - and I do mean Poland - should 'man up' and protect their own borders from partition, occupation and domination by neighbours.
Gdyniaguy14 started with this "man up" and I returned the favour.
Then I guess the US should "man up" and Poland should not have been the part of coalition the US created to invade Iraq. And we shouldn't be in Afghanistan helping NATO. OK, I guess we should remember to stay away from Western wars in the future... lol Point taken.