/ How different would WW2 turned out if Poland accepted Hitler's offer
Utter bollox mate and you know it, there was ONE squadron of Polish who fought in the last few weeks of the Battle of Britain.
Truth hurts, doesn't it. The fact that it was only one squadron makes the fact that same saved Britain all the more remarkable.
High horse, actually. The only one pretending to ride hobby horses here is you, with your claimed Polish Army dress ups and pantomines. Just go back to rummaging through the costume box whilst the adults discuss matters of history. Pip pip ;-).
If Poles and Poland were so god dammed tough and invicable why the FK didnt you go and invade the soviet union yourself and liberate your own fking country? I mean, you lot constantly trot out that BS about 4th largest allied army.why didnt you use it then for more than 2 ,or 3 at a push,battles?
Whilst I'm wholly unfamiliar with the term "invicable", yours is a question, no doubt, best put to HMG in respect of their outright refusal to allow Anders' request in early 1945 to gather the remnants of his army fighting for HMG and return to Poland and reclaim their own country - yet another tick against the list of perfidy against the Poles. You wouldn't be aware of that however, being inculcated with Western propaganda.
And please note Issy, no response from you is desired or required. I've ended the discussion. Thank you.
"Had it not been for the magnificent material contributed by Polish squadrons and their unsuppressed gallantry, I hesitate to say that the outcome of the battle have been the same" - Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding.
Well put Ironside. As usual, you are at the vanguard of dismissing fantasy with fact. In similar vein, one should also recall the immortal words of the Honourable Sir Winston Churchill in praise of the Polish pilots when saying:"Never in the field of conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"
Were you aware that HMG had the audacity to invoice against the Polish gold reserves held on trust for payment of the use of British planes, inter alia. It's a bit like me getting you over to my place to help put out a fire that's burning my home, then charging you for the use of the water and the singed hose.
Yes it was sufficient.
An interesting claim, and I thank you for revealing it.
No doubt you've garnered some tangible information from relevant archives which, no doubt, set out, in particular, details regarding precisely what was or wasn't within the power of HMG to do viz their obligations under the Agreement. Please share that with us, bearing in mind your often repeated claims on this forum that you never claim anything without having the sources to back it up. I look forward to reading what you provide by way of source material...
If you are aware of action which could have been taken but was not taken, please do feel free to go into detail about it (not that you ever will).
For a start, the leaflets dropped could have been replaced with bombs...
You'll no doubt however be aware of why the order was given to drop leaflets instead.
By the time British troops had been deployed in France, the German invasion of Poland had very much succeeded.
You're falling for the ol' Western propaganda here too Harry. The BEF commenced deployment to France from 3 September, so your above quoted is pure dissimulation. Would you please explain the delay as to why it took til the 26th for them to start moving, and why in any event they were to wait til not earlier than 5 October in taking up places in Northern France? Mind you, I'm not after your opinion, but facts and matters gleaned from your knowledge of HMG's state of mind at the time. Please also refrain from any cheeky comments when responding - thanks in advance.
In any event, there is no text within the Agreement which says that in the event of invasion succeeding, obligations were to be suspended, but do feel free to point it out if you say there is...