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PWEI   
5 Sep 2011
Life / Worlds most liveable cities (Krakow or Warsaw don't even hit the radar screens) [104]

Monia
You are so pathetic , Harry .

Really Moania? So pathetic that I lie about such details as the fact that people were living in Warsaw at the end of 1944? Oh, no, sorry: you're the one who decided to lie about that.

Monia
My family for example haven`t been coming back for 40 years. S

Which village is your family from? And why do you claim that they ever lived in Warsaw: they are clearly all peasants from the provinces.

Monia
Who wants to hear your distorted facts , anyway - liar Harry ?

I'm a liar? Can you point out even a single lie? I can most certainly do so with your lies. In fact I've already pointed out one on this very page!

Monia
Why did you change your nickname , were you so frustrated by your criticism for your previous treatement ?

Actually, I think I might well go back to using my legal name rather than this nickname: I'm sure you remember why.
PWEI   
5 Sep 2011
Law / Polish Visa questions - will they let me back into the country? [8]

any way to appeal?

Why are you so sure that your application will be rejected?

Technically you should be denied entry to Poland (although you'll be fine in London no matter what) but in practice you have a fairly good chance of being let in. However you will be here illegally and might have problems when leaving Poland.

Depending on which state you are from, you might want to consider changing your name (by adding a middle name) and then getting a new passport in your new name. That used to work but I get the feeling that the loophole has now been closed.

As for appealing, write back to the foreigners office notifying them that you wish to appeal their decision and asking them for their opinion on the form in which that appeal should be made (interpretation varies from office to office, so it's best to get them to tell you exactly what they want).

MediaWatchDelph I'm surprised you don't have the answers to this topic. Your supposed to be the big expert on Poland and these matters.

How surprising to see you yet again failing to post anything of any use to anybody and instead attempting to attack somebody who kicks your arse each and every time you try to go up against him.
PWEI   
5 Sep 2011
Law / Polish Visa questions - will they let me back into the country? [8]

I am sure I will be denied because I did not turn all the necessary paperwork in.

Strange: they normally won't even accept for consideration applications which are incomplete.

When I leave on the 14th, is it likely that security will check my passport and realized I have overstayed?

You got any evidence your application was submitted and that the decision will be issued on 12 September? You could probably get away with showing the border guard that documentation and telling them that the letter hasn't arrived yet (credible on 14 September).

I have read elsewhere that they may permit me from coming back to Poland until my appeal is complete.

Not sure about that one. Sorry.
PWEI   
5 Sep 2011
History / Warsaw Rising 1944 - National Disaster or Triumph of Spirit ? [283]

every little battle they won was lost thanks to Churchill and Roosevelt ( by the hands of Stalin).

Really? Which of those three leaders wanted to send planes with supplies for Warsaw and then land them at Soviet bases without Soviet permission? And which one replied with the words "I do not consider it advantageous to the long range general war prospect for me to join with you in the proposed message to U.J. [Uncle Joe]"?
PWEI   
5 Sep 2011
Law / Polish Visa questions - will they let me back into the country? [8]

If I did get approved, do I have to have my karta pobytu with me when I travel to and from Poland or will they be able to look it up in the computer?

If you do get a positive decision, you most probably won't be able to get the actual card before you leave Poland (there is usually a gap of up to a couple of weeks between getting the decision and getting the actual card).
PWEI   
5 Sep 2011
Life / Poland's population predictions [59]

Vietnamese come here, for the most part, legally.

They might come here that way but more than a few don't stay that way!

Also, does this number include those with dual citizenship?

I would imagine not: dual citizens in Poland are officially nothing but Polish.
PWEI   
5 Sep 2011
History / 15.08.1920 - without Hungarians there would be no miracle at the Vistula - Poles remember [15]

MyMom
Contrast this with Czechoslovakia - a state that was ready to go under just to make sure that Poland goes under first.

Given that two years previously Poland had signed an interim agreement with Czechoslovakia before invading Czechoslovakia the very next day and that during that same year Czechoslovakia had been occupied by Hungarian troops, it's not really surprising that Czechoslovakia was willing to let the Hungarian military help Poland in another war which Poland had started with a neighbouring country.
PWEI   
5 Sep 2011
News / Polish publicly-funded pre-schools have put up their prices [7]

Do you realize that in Poland,your taxes are peanuts compared with other European countries', so what do you expect ?

About 50% of the money which my employer pays me goes to the state as taxes and ZUS. And then when I spend the money I'm allowed to keep, I'm expected to pay 23% of it in sales tax (and even higher taxes on booze, fags and petrol)!
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
Life / Poland's population predictions [59]

And many of them are still illegal. I know one kid who was born in Poland to parents who were both born in Poland and have never left Poland for even a single day: the kid is not entitled to a Polish passport and it's highly debatable as to whether he is even entitled to live here.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
Life / Poland's population predictions [59]

I don't get it? why wouldn't he be?

His parents are not legal residents and so can not naturalise as Polish citizens. Poland uses jus sanguinis for citizenship, not jus soli (i.e. it doesn't matter whether you are born in Poland or not, it matters only whether your parents were Polish citizens). This is how it is possible for somebody to be a Polish citizen despite never having been to Poland and their parents never having been to Poland but it is possible for somebody else to not qualify for Polish citizenship despite having never left Poland and their parents having never left Poland.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

Poles were very popular with the women of the UK and had a reputation as lotharios :)

Yes, that is the line which is repeated ad nauseam these days. Unfortunately, women who were actually there then and met Poles tell it somewhat differently:

The polish Squadron were more animals that human, even our male counterparts complained with disgust at their habits, especially the A.G.M General duties cleaner etc. Toilets were filthy, the huts the same, they peed out of the windows etc, but the worst was yet to come. Several WAAF had been attacked and raped, none in the MT section, but it was scary and the girls were scared to go anywhere. The girls in the MT section had to. Our section was away a long way from our billets and the shortest way was a field path mostly we went in two's etc but we knew there would be times when we'd finish late and therefore a lone walk home. I carried a short tyre iron in my wellie, and fully intended to use it if necessary. Unfortunately it became necessary as I was attacked on my way back to the billet after an extended duty. I finished that night about 9pm instead of 8pm and was really tired so I had to walk back, on the way two drunken yobbish poles came out of nowhere and had a go, one behind grabbed me and I went forward knowing that he was drunk to try and put him off balance, and a sharp elbow helped. As I went forward my right arm was still pinned so I reached over and managed to grab the tyre iron with my left hand, as the other one rushed forward I lifted it outwards and hit him on the side of the head, the other one let go and staggered backwards and I took off.

bbc/ww2peopleswar/stories/91/a4529991.shtml
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

Largely because she didn't. My grandmother did and she doesn't recall being particularly impressed or unimpressed with the Poles that she met then.

Interesting that instead of making any attempt to discuss the facts as presented, you instead try to make ad hom remarks. That is usually a very good sign that somebody knows that they have lost the argument.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

Grzegorz
You were desperately trying to find something negative about Polish soldiers in the UK

If that was the aim, I would have clearly failed: the article is about Polish airmen.

Grzegorz
after long time spent on googling,

Please don't lie: I didn't spend any time at all googling, this article has already been posted on PF.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

actually Harry if you read the article more carefully it transpires that the events described did not happen during the Battle of Britain and also no Polish fighter pilots were involved

a) Where did I say it happened during the BoB or that Polish fighter pilots were involved?
b) In that article there are no dates at all, all we know is that it was before December 1941.
c) The article refers to them as Poles and makes no comment as to whether they were fighter pilots or not (although they were allegedly 'fighting me').

The statement which I was replying to was "Poles were very popular with the women of the UK and had a reputation as lotharios :)" No mention there about the BoB or Polish fighter pilots.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

most logical conclusion: there were not many fighter pilots there and most probably none of those who fought in the Battle of Britain

So you are reading into the article things which the article does not say. OK.

However the article was posted in reply to the statement that "Poles were very popular with the women of the UK and had a reputation as lotharios :)" It very much casts doubt on that particular claim. And it seems from comments posted here that some Poles are very much attached to that particular claim and don't like people to address the historical accuracy of it (just as they don't like people looking at the historical accuracy of other 'facts' from the Polish version of history).
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

apparently all spitfires used in BoB were bought privately

Got a source for that? As far as I know, many of the Spitfires used in the BoB were purchased with money which had been specifically donated by persons or organisations, but certainly not all.

do have memory of Polish pilots saying that that were flying Hurricane airplanes in BoB ( weren't they slower then Me109?) while most or part of british divisions were using Spitfires

No, most British units were also using Hurricanes. Yes the Hurricane was slower than the Me109 and the Spitfire, but it could out-turn both of them and absorb more punishment too.

Harry care to consider that fighter pilots (either Polish or otherwise) were a bit different lot to bomber air crews - one can easily imagine these guys were much more chivalrous -

One could suppose that, it seems very credible. But do we have any evidence or witness statements to support our supposition?

And, please note that the statement which is questioned by the article is "Poles were very popular with the women of the UK and had a reputation as lotharios :)", not 'Polish fighter pilots were ....'
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

RetroDog]however I do believe (but I may be wrong) that at the moment 303 were allowed to fight, most britt divisions has had Spitfires.

You are indeed wrong: the majority of the RAF's squadrons during the BoB were equipped with Hurricanes. Which is why the Hurricane accounted for 55% of the Luftwaffe's losses. There is a decent article about the Hurricane and the BoB here if you are interested.

independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/our-forgotten-freedom-fighter-why-the-unsung-hurricane-is-the-true-ace-of-the-battle-of-britain-2022105.html

RetroDog] But even if I'm wrong 303 was the best division using hurricanes

They were indeed the highest claiming unit.

RetroDog]See , insubordination save lives.

Sometimes it saves lives and at other times it costs them: 303's top scoring pilot (who wasn't actually Polish) died as a result of showing off to his girlfriend.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
Travel / Overstay in Poland (banned from entering Shengen for a few years?) [8]

I am hoping that if I am not banned on the way out, that they will catch me when I try to come back in and either make me fly back immediately or hold me in prison.

You are hugely unlikely to get put in prison.

I'd go with what Teflcat said: when you get to the airport report yourself for overstaying and ask them if they can let you off with just a one-year ban for overstaying.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

Exactly: read carefully. I said "They were indeed the highest claiming unit.", not "They were indeed the highest claiming unit which was equipped with Hurricanes."

BTW, you might want to be careful saying that 303 was only the fourth best but that it claimed the most: some Poles don't like people asking questions about the sacred 'facts' of Polish history.

RetroDog]anyway all RAF done great job at stopping luftwaffe

On that we all agree.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / Chance of Lwów once again became coming part of Poland [344]

People like Palivec, PFEI and Nathan actively edit wiki before posting what they wrote as source.

Really? Do I? Could you be so kind as to either post a link to a post here where I quote from wikipedia and provide a link showing that part of the article which I quote was edited in the time between the post I was replying to and my post? Or is this yet another example of you simply lying about other posters just because when the truth is told you get your arse kicked by them each and every time?
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

RetroDog
first of your article about hurricanes is nice, well done, even eye watering, but also useless.

Fine then, here is a precise breakdown of the numbers of planes:
The RAF fighter total strength at 17 July 1940
675 Hawker Hurricanes (58%),
348 Spitfires (30%),
95 Bristol Blenheims (developed from the bomber) (8%),
39 Defiants (power operated turret two seat fighter) (3%),
9 Gladiators (single seat biplane fighter) (0.5%)
5 Westland Whirlwinds (twin engined single seat fighter) (0.5%)

d_hodgkinson.madasafish.com/hawker-Vspit.htm

A total of 1,715 Hurricanes flew with Fighter Command during the period of the Battle, far in excess of all other British fighters combined.

To quote the RAF website
raf.mod.uk/history/hawkerhurricane.cfm

The Hurricane was the principal fighter in the Battle of Britain, not the Spitfire as most people think. During the Battle of Britain there were 32 Squadrons with Hurricanes and only 19 Squadrons of Spitfires.

To quote the RAF Museum

rafmuseum.org.uk/london/learning/resources/Teachers%20Pack%201%20Spitfire%20and%20Hurricane.pdf.

On 8 August 1940, which is regarded officially as the opening date of the Battle of Britain, the RAF could call upon 32 squadrons of Hurricanes and 19 squadrons of Supermarine Spitfires.

fighter-planes.com/info/hurricane.htm

So, if your recollection is correct and Polish pilots were claiming that the majority of the British were flying Spitfires in the BoB, those Polish pilots are either were mistaken or were being at best economical with the truth.
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

if this is to be believed, and there is paper source given, confirmed kills of 303 was 117, with best british 501 with 87 kills. (they were flying hurricanes until April '41).

It isn't to be believed: on one particular day 303 by itself claimed more kills that the Luftwaffe actually lost to every squadron in the RAF combined. So much for "the Poles were very strict with their pilots when it came to claims and their claims were all verified through German records."!

BTW the Czech guy flew in the Polish 303 squadron voluntarily (he was offered to fly in a Czech squadron but declined)

One reason may have been that 303 let him fly pretty much when and where he wanted. And as he was usually by himself, witnesses for his claims weren't always there.

Yes, I said that Harry,and stand by it,coming from an RAF family and having two uncles who fought in the Battle of Britain,both in Hurricanes ,one alongside two Polish lads in his RAF sqdrn,I stand by my statement.

One of grandfathers flew Spitfires and the other Wellingtons and then Liberators. I still place greater reliance in the words of somebody who was actually there at the time than I do the words of somebody who is just repeating tales they were told (and which were at best second-hand when told to them).
PWEI   
6 Sep 2011
History / 'Battle of Britain' won thanks to Polish aces !! [158]

And another lie from you: there most certainly were Poles in the 19 Spitfire equipped squadrons, less than two thirds of the Poles who took part in the BoB flew in the two 'Polish' fighter squadrons which took part in the BoB. And as has already been pointed out: most Brits were also in Hurricanes.