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Polish Armed Forces Day
The Feast of the Polish Armed Forces is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate the decisive Polish offensive during the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, which was fought during the Polish-Bolshevik War. The victorious battle, which lasted almost two weeks, was decisive in preserving Poland's independence and disbanded plans to spread the Bolshevik revolution to Western Europe.
On August 8 Dziennik Gazeta Prawna published a sensational article by Zbigniew Parafianowicz and Michał Potocki about how a Polish envoy in Bern saved several hundred Jews from the Holocaust, together with Swiss and Jewish organizations in the United States. Yet another series of events from which Poland and Poles can draw pride and strength.
The 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising
Every year at 17:00, alarm sirens are heard on the streets of Warsaw. The city comes to a standstill. The inhabitants of Warsaw pay homage to the fallen and surviving partisans.
How the Warsaw Uprising Challenged and Changed Poland
Poland must keep the memory of 1944 alive so that these valuable lessons are not forgotten.
To Shanghai by motorcycle
It was without a doubt pre-war Poland's most unusual honeymoon. In 1934, Halina and Stanisław Bujakowski decided to go to China by motorcycle. Their nearly two-year-long expedition completely changed their lives.
The Way of St. James in Poland
Archival sources and archaeological discoveries made in different parts of Poland prove that Poles also made pilgrimages to the tomb of St. James. Dozens of Polish pilgrims were registered in Spanish documents.
How Beniowski became the ruler of Madagascar
Not many discoverers or world travellers have made a name for themselves on the pages of Polish history. But one man that did was undoubtedly Beniowski – a valiant soldier, sailor, commander and even... king.
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine
Located in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland, one of the main mining areas of central Europe, the site includes the entire underground mine with adits, shafts, galleries and water management system.
The Blue Army’s furry friend
Wojtek the bear, who accompanied Anders’s Army in all its battles, was not the only animal to serve in the Polish Armed Forces. Wojtek had a predecessor – a polar bear named Baśka from Murmansk. Her story sheds light on a somewhat forgotten part of the history of Polish military units.
A journey through Polish history
The Museum of Polish History was established by the Polish Ministry for Culture and National Heritage on May 2, 2006. It presents the most important motifs of Polish history – the state and the nation – with special emphasis on the topics of freedom, parliamentarian tradition, citizen institutions and movements, and the fight for freedom and independence.
Brussels hosts exhibition on Polish Righteous
An exhibition entitled “The Good Samaritans from Poland” has opened at the European Parliament in Brussels.