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Polish Greatness (Blog) is pleased to present a Special series called "Daily Chronicles of History" Beginning January 1, 2018 there will be daily posts featuring events from Polish history and World War Two.
This special series will focus on Poland's struggle throughout the cataclysmic years of World War Two, the rise of fascism, the notorious NKVD, Hitler and Stalin's pact, the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, the murders and treachery perpetrated by Germany and Russia on Polish citizens (upon both Christians and Jews), the Katyn Massacre, the Nazi German concentration camps and death camps, deportations, work camps, pogroms, and most sinister of all, the propaganda created by the Nazis to destroy the very soul of a nation. It is essential, I believe that an understanding of Poland must include some knowledge about its distant history, therefore I also provide some posts about the partitions of Poland, its inter-war years, as well as some facts from time to time about its medieval period. There will be a post every day from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
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. Please click here to enter
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!! Enter here
Great Polish Culture Blog is pleased to announce the release of a new CD by LECH MAKOWIECKI Zayazd with Master Adam
GREAT POLISH GENERALS OF WW2 A 4-part Special Series
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. Discover their amazing stories of Honor and Courage. Visit Polish Greatness Blog
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. Propaganda - the most powerful medium ever used became lethal in the hands of Hitler and Stalin.
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.
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 Click here
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! ENTER HERE
WARSAW UPRISING 1944 DAY BY DAY
Polish Greatness (Blog) presents a Special Commemoration documenting the 63 days and the Aftermath of the Warsaw Uprising
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?
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 ENTER HERE
New Link WW2 Naval Researchers CONVOY ESCORT MOVEMENTS of ROYAL, DOMINION and ALLIED NAVY VESSELS under RN Command ( including Polish Vessels)
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 ENTER HERE
Karol Wojtyla: Man of God Beatification of Pope John Paul II Watch Complete Video Replay Presented by Polish Greatness (Blog) Click here
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 ENTER HERE
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!! ENTER HERE
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)
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.
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)
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