Wednesday, January 22, 2014

While Westerplatte was fighting on...

The case of the command on the Westerplatte and steadfast and heroic stance of Major Henryk Sucharski seemed to be beyond dispute ever since the end of the Second World War. Suddenly, it became not so obvious, as a picture of the defence of the Military Transit Depot on Westerplatte from 2 to 7 September 1939 has been emerging quite different from that Polish youth has been learning from the History classes for decades. More >>>

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Possessions of Germany's satellites in Yugoslavia

After the fall of Benito Mussolini no substantial changes occurred in the areas under the Hungarian occupation. Hungarian officers, three high-ranking and several lower ones, responsible for war crimes against the Serbs and Jews, were court-martialled in December 1943. It happened soon after the Allies had announced that war criminals would be punished. The defendants were duly sentenced, but found no obstacles to escape abroad. After March 1944 they came back to German-occupied Hungary and demanded a retrial in the court, which eventually vindicated them and restored to the previous military ranks. More >>>