The West didn't do sh1t for Poland
And next time she might well leave Poland to rot. Better get some class and admit that we came good on our pledges.
The facts as laid down by historians are simply these Dirk. Britain was ill prepared after years of appeasement. When we were able to prosecute the war, we did. If we had had Lancaster bombers in 1939 we would have used them. We had no standing army of any size on the continent. Why would we need it? France had the largest field army in the world, at 600,000 troops (defensively deployed, tis true).
We declared war on Germany, knowing from generational memory the Europe wide devastation and sacrifice that would follow. Why don't Poles bleat against the Swedes, who were the real cowards here? If I was British prime minister, I would demand long due for gratitude for the fact. If we hadn't declared war, it might have been better, as America would have had to come in from the off.
In the meantime far more Poles would have died. But true to form, let not any Pole be ever grateful for anything at all.