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Polish Greatness.com has a second blog!
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"GREAT POLISH CULTURE" and
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from yesterday and today! It also features music
and film videos of many international award
shows!
Click on Great Polish Culture!
What's New ?

New and improved MUSIC INDEX

Coming soon!  

The Polish Greatness.com Music Index is getting a major Make-Over!
It is not a complete list,  but presents many of the most famous and successful Polish musicians,
bands, and composers, past and present.
Come back soon, and discover Who's Who in Great Polish Music!

Polish Greatness (Blog) "Daily Chronicles of History"

Do you know what happened on September 1, 1939?
or on August 1, 1943?
Learn about these extraordinary events and so much more!

History - Day by Day
Every Day: from January 1 to December 31)










This series covers Poland's struggle throughout the cataclysmic years of Wold War Two:  
the rise of fascism,
the notoriousSoviet NKVD,
Hitler and Stalin's Secret pact,
the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union,
the genocide of the Polish People (Christians and Jews),
the Katyn Massacre
, the Nazi German concentration camps and death camps,
deportations,
and most sinister of all, the Nazi and Soviet propaganda

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POLISH GREATNESS.COM IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
A CELEBRATION OF ITS 10-TH ANNIVERSARY
!!
September 1, 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of Polish Greatness.com

Polish Greatness.com has grown considerably with the addition of new features, such as
Polish Culture (entirely devoted to Polish music of all genres), a section on book reviews,
(this section on What's New) and most notably the addition of a blog started in 2010 aptly
entitled
Polish Greatness (Blog).

To celebrate this 10th Anniversary, I have created the Polish Greatness Database -
Books which presents a vast grid of jpeg images of more than 200 book covers dealing
with many topics such as Polish WWII history, Polish Military, Polish Medieval History, Polish
Memoirs and much more. Book covers have been arranged in thumbnail
format and linked to the corresponding pages in Amazon where you can read summaries
of the books,information about its authors, reviews, and order books if you wish).

The theme that I have chosen for this 10th Anniversary Special is the Polish White Tailed
Eagle (which is also featured in the logo I have added to these web pages).

It is fitting to pay tribute to an important symbol of the Polish nation.  You should
be aware that the Polish White-Tailed Eagle was on the brink of extinction until, through
great efforts, this magnificent breed has been saved from oblivion.  It is fascinating to
note the numerous ways in which the Polish Eagle symbol is featured in Polish culture.
I hope that you will enjoy reading these special features, and learn as much as I have!

Polish Greatness.com is a tribute to the Polish men, women and children who fought so
valiantly for their freedom, despite all the odds against them. They are the reason I
created this website. It is my mission to enlighten the world about Poland's history, and
provide historical facts that shed light on the tragedies of a ravaged nation and its peoples.

History is part of our lifeblood. Without knowledge of the past, we cannot understand the
present nor prepare for the future. The lessons of history help us to recognize and avoid
dangerous pitfalls, so that we do not repeat past mistakes.  I encourage you all to read
history, especially Polish history.  We must understand that the greatness of a country
depends on whether its people practice the values of honor, decency, and respect.  


Thank you for your interest in Polish history and in Polish Greatness.com!!

" The Price of Greatness Is Responsibility   "
 Winston Churchill

Hero of Two Nations
Captain Stefan P. Wesolowski
(1909-1987)
By Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski

It is the harrowing story of one of the 197 crew members, Stefan P.
Wesolowski, Signalist Petty Officer of the Polish Naval Destroyer,
the ORP Blyskawica as she sailed out of the Port of Gdnyia
on the eve of World War Two.  

It was the beginning of a treacherous journey and long odyssey which ended
when Captain Wesolowski reached the United States and
became an American citizen.

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POLISH GREATNESS (BLOG)
presents a special series on
THE POLISH DIASPORA

Read about some fascinating Polish people from the
United States and Canada.  And their amazing talents and
contributions to their adoptive countries!
Don't miss it!!

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Great Polish Culture Blog
is pleased to announce the release of a new CD by

LECH MAKOWIECKI
Zayazd with Master Adam

"TRIBUTE TO JOHN WARD
HERO OF THE WARSAW UPRISING"











The Warsaw Uprising was one of the most brutal and destructive urban battles of
World War Two. The military might of the Wehrmacht was launched against the
Polish insurgents with all its force.   

Amidst the maelstrom there was one British Officer, Lieutenant John Ward,  who
had the courage to remain in Warsaw throughout the Uprising.  
He was the "Voice" of the Polish Resistance.

GREAT POLISH GENERALS OF WW2
A 4-part Special Series



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Patton, MacArthur, Eisenhower, and Montgomery were among the greatest
allied generals of World War II but little if anything is known about the Polish
generals, whose support of the war effort
contributed to an Allied Victory.

Read about their amazing stories of Honor and Courage.
Polish Greatness (Blog)
presents
a Special 4-part Series on
WW2 PROPAGANDA: WAR OF WORDS
While  war was raging throughout Europe another battle more sinister was
being fought.It was more deadly and destructive than any weapon.
That weapon was Propaganda - the most powerful medium ever used
became lethal in the hands of Hitler and Stalin.
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The images and video in this special series are not meant to desseminate Nazi or Soviet propaganda.
These are only for educational purposes with the intention of providing viewers with a source of
factual historical information.
Polish Greatness.com and Polish Greatness (Blog) are fiercely opposed to Nazism, neo-Nazism and
Communism, and strongly condemn any private or public persons, organizations, leaders, and nations
which promote hate propaganda in any form.
YALTA CONFERENCE
Secrets, Lies and Betrayal

Polish Greatness (Blog) presents a Special Commemoration on the
anniversary of the Yalta Conference.

As Battles raged throughout the world in World War II, another
battle was ensuing behind closed doors.  Three great leaders of the
western world met to decide the fate of the world for the next 47 years






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GROM
POLISH SPECIAL ELITE FORCE


Grom is one of the best Special Task Force units in the world.
These masked warriors are like Rambo, the Terminator and Iron-Man
all rolled up into one.

Read all about what they do, their missions  and more!

THEY ARE REAL -THEY ARE SERIOUS -  THEY TAKE NO PRISONERS

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Polish Greatness (Blog) Presents
A Special Series

Secret Polish Forces of WW2:
The "Silent & Dark Ones
They were a special Elite force of the Polish Underground
trained in espionage and partisan warfare during WW2. Read all about
their dangerous missions, and find out who they were!

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WARSAW UPRISING 1944
DAY BY DAY

Polish Greatness (Blog) presents a Special Commemoration
documenting the 63 days and the Aftermath
of the Warsaw Uprising








REMEMBER THE UPRISING

Polish Greatness (Blog) presents
a Special  documentary on the

BATTLE OF BRITAIN
DISCOVER THE REAL STORY ABOUT THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
AND THE FEW WHO HELPED SAVE ENGLAND
FROM NAZI GERMAN INVASION.
INCLUDED ARE RARE ARCHIVAL PHOTOS AND STUNNING FILM FOOTAGE.

CLICK HERE FOR THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - SPECIAL SERIES

SIKORSKI
DEATH OF A POLISH PRIME MINISTER:
ACCIDENT OR CONSPIRACY?

Sixty-eight years ago the plane carrying
Prime Minister General Wladyslaw Sikorski
crashed into the sea just seconds after take-off from Gibraltar.  
Was the crash an accident or a Soviet conspiracy to eliminate
the legitimate leader of the Polish Government-in-Exile?

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GREAT POLISH WARRIORS
THE WINGED HUSSARS
presented by
Polish Greatness (Blog)

Read about one of the most powerful armies in the history of mankind
They were supreme and undefeated for over 200 years
Famous Battles - Weapons - Battle Tactics, and more.


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New Link
WW2 Naval Researchers

CONVOY ESCORT MOVEMENTS of ROYAL, DOMINION
and ALLIED NAVY VESSELS under RN Command
( including Polish Vessels)

www.naval-history.net

Compiled by Don Kindell
Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net
The most complete and detailed archive on the web. Contains a wealth of information
about WWI and WWII vessels, casualty lists, despatches,naval campaigns, battles and
actions, ship movements, actions and losses from
WW2 day by day, and much more!

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF D-DAY
THE INVASION OF NORMANDY
Visit Polish Greatness Blog
for an incredible journey to the past

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Karol Wojtyla: Man of God
Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Watch Complete Video Replay
Presented by Polish Greatness (Blog)

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BATTLE OF BERLIN: HELL ON EARTH

Polish Greatness (Blog) presents a Special Feature
commemorating the Battle of Berlin
It was the Greatest Battle of World War II
The Battle that brought the Reich to its knees

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THE ENIGMA MACHINE
A Special four-part series presented by
Polish Greatness (Blog)

The truth is finally revealed about the German Enigma Machine
and the remarkable Polish team of genius mathematicians
who cracked the Code.
Read the whole story. And how they did it!!

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SPY WEEK: FAMOUS POLISH SPIES
Read about some of the most daring Polish spies of
WWI, WWII and the Cold War!
Visit Polish Greatness (Blog)

https://polishgreatness.blogspot.ca/2011/02/spy-week-famous-polish-spies-part-i.html

CELEBRATE A POLISH CHRISTMAS!
POLISH CULTURE has posted a wonderful collection
of music videos featuring the most beloved
Polish Christmas Carols for your enjoyment!

VISIT:
http://www.polishgreatness.com/polishculture/PolishCultureWelcome.html

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
TO POLISH SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN

http://polishgreatness.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-greetings-to-polish-soldiers.html

Polish Greatness (Blog) presents a Special Feature

POLISH INVENTIONS:
WW2 WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Did you know that Polish scientists and engineers are among the world's most prolific and ingenious
inventors?  During WW2 (and the interwar years) they envisaged and designed many amazing
apparatus that gave the Allies the edge they needed
to win the war.  

http://polishgreatness.blogspot.com/2010/12/polish-inventions-ww2-weapons.html

REMEMBRANCE

A SPECIAL COMMEMORATION
FROM NOVEMBER 1st TO 11th, 2010
HONOURING THE ALLIED FORCES


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https://polishgreatness.blogspot.ca/2010/10/remembrance-special-presentation.html

Polish Greatness.com is proud to announce
a new permanent feature of this website
POLISH CULTURE
The Music of Poland - Past and Present
A showcase of Great Polish Music
(videos, audio tracks, photos and articles)

Visit:  http://www.polishgreatness.com/GatewaytoPolishCulture.html

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
from
ZAYAZD !!

Ostatni żywy człowiek  (Brand New)
Katyń 1940 (ostatni list)   (New Alternate Version)
Quo vadis, Polonia?  (New Alternate Version)
For more music videos and photos of Zayazd

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SEPTEMBER 1, 1939
THE INVASION OF POLAND

A RE-ENACTMENT
DAY BY DAY

Reporting on the day by day events of the Invasion
from September 1, 1939 to October 8, 1939

Rare archival Photo and Videos Document the Events

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https://polishgreatness.blogspot.ca/2011/09/september-1939-invasion-of-poland-day.html
Soviet Flag over Reichstag, Battle of Berlin,
D-Day, Battle of Normandy,
German Enigma Machine
Polish Spies, Krystyna Skarbek
Polish Soldiers in Afghanistan
Red Poppy, Remembrance Day,
Zayazd, Country Music, Polish Music
Stanko Tomasz, Famous Polish Jazz Musician,
Polish Contributions to WWII, minesweeper, military inventions,
Invasion_of_Poland_September_1_1939
Polish Navy, Destroyer, ORP Kujawiak, World War II,
Warsaw, Christmas Tree, Castle Square,
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Updated: March 1, 2021
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