Thursday, February 09, 2012

Poland fights on

The first military campaign of the Second World War, lost in September 1939, and quick disintegration of the Polish state brought, apart from destruction and the loss of human lives, a complete surprise to the Polish society, which felt betrayed by the pre-war political régime (so-called sanacja). In that climate the Poles with understanding and hopes received news about creation of the Polish government in exile in France, led by a renown political opponent of the sanacja régime, General Władysław Sikorski, as well as the Polish Army in France under his command. Gradually, the hopes in quick victory of the Anglo-Franco-Polish forces over the Nazi Germany revived. During the first months of the occupation a popular saying "the higher is the sun - the closer is Sikorski", spread from mouth to mouth, expressed the moods and hopes of the Polish society. More >>>