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Site about the Silent Unseen needs help

Paulina 13 | 3,477
17 Aug 2021 #1
A guy who's running a site about the Silent Unseen (Cichociemni), which is a great source of info about them and their history, has become unemployed (and is rather poor anyway) and is unable to pay for the server any longer. So, in order for the site to work he has to do some fundraising - it would be nice if you could share this post on Facebook:

If you are willing to help, at least a little, here's the link on the fundraising site:

It looks like that GROM ART is going to prepare something for an auction to help out, so, those interested - be on the lookout :)
OP Paulina 13 | 3,477
17 Aug 2021 #2
And so you'd know - that's not just any internet site - here's the info about the project:
jon357 71 | 20,421
1 May 2022 #3
An interesting article here about the Cichociemni who trained in England during the war. Some graffiti by them has been uncovered. The article talks about the six who wrote it and their later lives.
amiga500 2 | 1,375
1 May 2022 #4
An interesting article here about the Cichociemni who trained in England during the war.

As usual the telegraph article is much better quality

"2,613 Poles volunteered for special operations during the war, with 606 of them getting through the rigorous training course. 316 were later dropped into occupied Poland; the majority of them trained at Audley End.

These incredibly brave personnel were at the forefront of Polish resistance. Many became important staff officers in the AK, taking part in widespread partisan operations culminating in uprisings in Wilno, Lviv and Warsaw. 103 were killed in action or murdered by the Gestapo, and a further nine were executed by the Communists after the war.

Britain, Poland, Ukraine. Then, as now, an incommunicable bond was sparked by conflict"
jon357 71 | 20,421
1 May 2022 #5
the telegraph article

I saw that one first, since that's the paper I read, however the Guardian article is as usual much more interesting and far more detailed about the individuals in question, especially about their lives before and after the war..

The Telegraph article reads more like a short opinion piece, albeit one written by an old friend of my late ex, who he was at the Castle with, someone with a rather famous wife and a mother-n-law who russian TV described as moss-covered (I bet she laughed at that).

The story of the Cichociemni is fascinating and deserved to be told, although I suspect some of it is classified even after all the years that have passed. Polish refugees to the U.K. have important stories to tell. Not just those who settled afterwards but those who came there at the worst time for special reasons, people like the Cichociemni at Audley End and the Lwów doctors in Edinburgh.

Here's an article (from a different telegraph, the one in Bradford, a city with a large and sometimes controversial Polish and Ukrainian diaspora) asking people with stories of the Cichociemni to come forward. I remember the Polish Club there in the old days, with ex-combatants telling their stories of the War over a pint of bitter.

And here's the page from the government organisation that Tim Laurence (who wrote the Daily Telegraph piece runs) about the Cichociemni. Very worth reading. It's very detailed, beautifully illustrated and has plenty about Alan Mack (Alfons Maćkowiak) one of their instructors. I like the way they focus on the individuals involved.

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