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Poles at WW2

Discussion in 'Western Europe' started by Falcon, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. Wojtix

    Wojtix Member

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    You are a Historian, so find it out - why some sources say that Mary invent Winscreen wipers, and why some says that Jozef invent them ;)

    Amstrong was never on the moon, the Nazis were first there and they have a moon base [​IMG]
    (take a look: google.com: nazi moon)
    Im joking [​IMG]

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  2. Wojtix

    Wojtix Member

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    Yes, and on the third pic one of the soldiers is playing "*Hejnal Mariacki".

    And here a pic of Piedimonte after capture. Soldiers hoisted a banner of the 6th "Children of Lwow" Armored Regiment.

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    (*Hejnal Mariacki:
    Krakow Hourly Trumpet Signal
    Every full hour a golden trumpet shows above Krakow’s central Grand Square in the west window just below the spire of the higher, municipal tower of the Basilica of the Virgin Mary's. Then a characteristic trumpet signal, known and dear to every Pole, resounds all over the city’s Old Town historical district. All of a sudden the melody comes to an abrupt end. Next it is played towards the east, the south and the north. At noon the whole ritual is broadcast by the Polish radio. The Krakow signal, or Hejnal Mariacki, dates back to the Middle Ages when it was announcing the opening and the closing of the city gates. The bugler also played it to alarm his fellow citizens whenever he saw a fire or the enemy forces. And the melody abrupt ending is said to commemorate a bugler shot through his throat by a Tatar archer in 1241.)
     
  3. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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  4. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Wojtix,
    If the Guinness Book of Records says Mary Anderson invented the windscreen wiper in 1903, then she did-trust me.
    If someone can give you an actual date earlier than 1903 for Hofman supposedly inventing them first, good. So far, there seems to be a distinct lack of proof of that!

    Regards,
    Gordon
     

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