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100th Anniversary of Poland Regaining Independence

Discussion in 'Prelude to War & Poland 1939' started by wm., Nov 11, 2018.

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    That is a ten-years-old photo of a tiny provincial splinter group of the ONR.
    The real ONR is legal in the EU, and all their symbols, like those above, are registered and protected by law.
    Similarly, their Roman salute is legal.

    The pre-war ONR adopted a few fascist ideas, nothing wrong with that, after all, fascism itself was an offshoot of Marxist socialism, and it was the Nazis and the communists that murdered people by the millions.
    Many of their members perished in Auschwitz, their soul leader Jan Masdorf for helping Jewish prisoners.

    I met some of the "scary", pre-war National-Radical Camp folks, or rather their children. The Camp was a small group - mostly highly educated members of Polish elites.
    Their class, manners, and etiquette were exemplary and a sight to behold.

    The Nazis and the communists hunted them like wild beasts, they were considered that dangerous to their genocidal ideologies.
     
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    Getting back to the matter at hand.

    The people in that "Nasdaq" video aren't random actors.

    In Afganistan, the woman served as an Army nurse later a medical instructor - at FOB Warrior, one of the worst.
    She met his husband there, a combat engineer. She says she couldn't reject a man who frequently had to leave the safety of her armored vehicle to check for IEDs the road ahead.

    The third man, Karol Cierpica served at FOB Ghazni. In 2013 his base was attacked by a Taliban group supported by two VBIEDs and ten suicide bombers wearing Shahid belts.
    An American soldier Michael Ollis was covering his back with fire when one of the suicide bombers detonated his belt nearby. Ollis was killed instantly and Cierpica wounded. Ollis literally stopped with his own body the blast wave and saved Cierpica's life.

    Cierpica later named his son Michael in remembrance of his savior. Both his sons were symbolically adopted by Michael Ollis' parents, who say the lost their son but were given by God a new family.

    Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis:
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    A description of the attack from Military Times' Honor the Fallen site:
    The massive blast from the car bomb reverberated across the post at 3:54 a.m. on Aug. 28, kicking off an assault from the east, west and north sides, as insurgents rained mortar shells, shoulder-fired rockets and hand grenades from outside the post, according to Army accounts.
    Though it’s highly unlikely insurgents would have been able to overrun the base, it holds strategic importance as ISAF’s local headquarters and a traffic hub to Gardez and Khost to the east.

    Troops who headed to the blast site to aid the wounded found insurgents in suicide vests with assault rifles who had poured through the breach. The two sides locked in 10 minutes of close combat as coalition troops fought through gunshot and shrapnel wounds.

    Meanwhile, Ollis - who first accounted for his men in a bunker - raced toward the bomb blast’s massive white smoke plume and the sound of gunfire. Ollis linked up with a Polish officer he did not know and then with a team of special forces soldiers who had killed eight of the insurgents wearing suicide vests.

    A ninth suicide bomber emerged from behind a group of containers, threw a grenade and was killed. A 10th emerged from behind some other containers near the Polish officer and Ollis, who was the closer of the two.
    “As Staff Sgt. Ollis stepped toward the insurgent, he stepped in front of the Polish officer, thereby blocking him,” when the insurgent’s vest detonated, according to the Army’s account.

    In the attack, Ollis and a Polish soldier were killed. Ten Polish soldiers and dozens of Afghans were reportedly wounded.

     
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    I must admit Mr. Tamino I believe you are a savant syndrome case or a very malicious person. Even people with rudimentary knowledge of history don't peddle such nonsense and tend to use more sane arguments.

    Poland in 1939 was defended by 115,000 Ukrainian, 60,000 Belarusian, 50,000 Jewish, 8,000 German soldiers. All of them fought well, even the Germans.

    Poland was the only country (except the US) where a sizable Germans minority enjoyed political freedom, there were much more German political parties in Poland than in Germany.
    Similarly, Poland was the only country (except the US) where sizable Belarusian/Ukrainian/Jewish minorities enjoyed political freedom.
    Obviously, those people had no rights in genocidal Nazi Germany and in the genocidal USSR.

    In fact in Katyń, the Soviets executed 456 Jewish officers of the Polish Army, including the Chief Rabbi of the Polish Army Boruch Steinberg - for the crime of being a Polish patriot, and for the crime of being a devoutly religious person.

    Colonel Boruch Steinberg with his wife:
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    In the Polish War Cemetery at Monte Casino (where the Polish II Corps and the American Armies suffered heavy casualties), there are 728 Catholic, 231 Protestant, 68 Orthodox, and 18 Jewish graves.

    Jewish graves at Monte Casino:
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    The pledge of allegiance of the Jewish minority in Poland at the beginning of the WW2:

    Let us praise the name of the Eternal! Brothers in Israel, citizens of the Most Serene Republic of Poland!
    The eternal enemy has invaded our so ardently beloved Homeland, Poland, in the most dishonorable and evil way. Devoid of qualms and all human emotion, the enemy brings slaughter, plunder and destruction.

    We Jews, children of this land since time immemorial, stand in battle array, ready and waiting for Mr. President of the Republic of Poland and Supreme Commander to call us to defend our beloved Homeland at our posts and, if necessary, sacrifice our lives and our worldly possessions unreservedly at the altar of our Homeland.

    This is our highest civic and religious obligation, in our Holy Faith, which we will most gladly fulfill.
    May God help us and Poland.
     
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    As many probably know Poland regained her freedom largely thanks to the US.
    Grateful for that, on the 150th anniversary of American independence (1926), in an extraordinary act of gratitude Poland presented the United States with a declaration of admiration signed by an estimated 5,500,000 Polish citizens, representing more than one-sixth of the total population of Poland. It was 111 large volumes in total.

    As explained by the Library of Congress:
    It may be difficult for Americans, who sometimes take democracy for granted, to understand the impetus behind this demonstration of admiration. For almost the entire history of the American Republic, Poland's political life had been dominated by foreign, autocratic powers, and Poles had looked to the United States as a model of political organization and to American democracy as a promise for their own future. It is, therefore, not surprising that Poland, only eight years after regaining independence from foreign rule, chose to mark the 150th anniversary of American independence.

    The declaration:
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    God Save the United States of Amerika! from the Catholic School for the German Minority no.2 in Królewska Huta:
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    a German secondary school in Ruda Śląska:
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    Private Ukrainian Gymnasium in Łuck:
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    Little deeds of friendship, little words of love, make our earth an Eden, like the heaven above.
    In remembrance of the great
    year 1776 sends this little deed of friendship
    the German Private School of the Emma Mine
    :
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    Jewish businessmen from the city of Białystok:
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