German and Soviet aggression on Poland 75 years ago have started World War II.
We all know the rest...
Poland in 1939 had:
- almost 36 million people
- almost 400,000 sq. km area
- almost $900 nominal GDP per capita (equal to $15,000 in 2014) [calculator]
after German and Russian invasion, 6 years of war, and the highest treason ever experienced by Poland in history, which happened in Tehran 1943 by the signatures of Prime Minister of UK (the fat pig called Winston Churchill) and the President of USA (the paralytic nitwit called Franklin Delano Roosevelt):
- barely 24 million of people
- barely 312,000 sq. km area
- half a century of communist occupation and quarter century of fake democracy governments run by the children of the commie bastards and their thieving friends, thanks to whom the nominal GDP per capita 75 years later - in a year 2014 - still has NOT reached the level of year 1939 from before Second World War! [source]
MY FELLOW POLES:
DO NOT EVER FORGET THANKS TO WHOM OUR COUNTRY HAVE EXPERIENCED LOSS OF THIRD OF POPULATION, LOSS OF THIRD OF OUR LANDS, AND THANKS TO WHOM YOURS AND ALL OTHER POLISH FAMILIES' PROGRESS HAS BEEN STOPPED AND TURNED INTO MISERY FOR THREE GENERATIONS ALREADY.
NEVER FORGET THAT YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN ARE THE ONES WHO ARE STILL PAYING FOR THE GERMAN AND SOVIET AGGRESSION AND ALLIES' TREASON FORGED IN TEHRAN. YOU'VE PAID AND STILL ARE PAYING FOR IT WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANTLY LOWERED STANDARD OF LIVING AND YEARS WASTED UNDER COMMUNIST OCCUPATION, WHILE THEIR CHILDREN ARE STILL REAPING REWARDS FROM THEIR ANCESTORS' AGGRESSION AND TREASON FOR 75 YEARS ALREADY.
While your great-grandparents in 1939 were living in a country with GDP higher than most European countries and almost the same as Japan, YOU live NOW in a country where - 75 years later - the nominal GDP per capita still HAS NOT reached the level of year 1939, and is still one of the lowest among civilized countries since. It is so thanks to Germans, Russians, and treason from our "friends" in UK and USA, who in 1943 sold us out to soviet communists in exchange for soviet promise of continued fight with Germany...
Always remember this, because those who don't remember their own history always repeat the same mistakes in the future.
© Digitales Scriptor
[Originally written more than decade ago, reprinted due to it's validity even now]
|September 1, 1939, 4:45AM|
German dreadnaught "Schleswig Holstein" shelling Polish Depot at Westerplatte from her 240mm canons.
|Millions of Poles have been executed by German Forces and ordinary Germans|
(and not by some mythical "Nazis" as modern German propaganda want you to believe nowadays)
|German Luftwaffe's "knighthood" myth: when Polish Air Force was wiped-out,|
they were "chivalrously" raining bullets on cities, villages, and hunting down civilians...
|Children victims of "chivalrous" Luftwaffe.|
(Photos taken by American reporter in very first days of German attack and published in USA)
|More Polish civilian victims killed by Germans|
|German hordes advancing on another ruined Polish city|
|Luftwaffe indiscriminately bombing Warsaw|
(very much the same as they did later when they were bombing London)
|German Navy's salvo on Polish Depot in Westerplatte (Gdansk)|
is what is officially considered beginning of WWII.
However, Germans have been already attacking in many places on the Polish-German borders before it.
|Polish Depot in Westerplatte (Gdansk) on fire.|
Polish soldiers were prepared for and supposed to hold there for 12hrs...
|...yet they valiantly fought 14 times longer!|
Only the lack of drinking water forced them to surrender after a week-long battle.
|Polish Depot at Westerplatte (Gdansk) after surrender.|
|Hitler had to see it for himself and visited remains of Polish Depot at Westerplatte.|
It was very hard to believe that less than 200 Polish soldiers (majority of them just conscripts)
could last that long against 10 times more larger force of finest German SS-Infantry and German Marines,
without any heavy weaponry - but under heavy shelling from German Navy and bombardment from German Air Force.
Only complete lack of drinking water and running out of ammunition forced Poles to surrender the Depot.
No one else have fought so valiantly in past 2500 years since the 300 Spartans defended the pass at Thermopylae...
Wikipedia: Battle of Westerplatte
|Polish anti-tank carbines (Karabiny przeciwpancerne wz.35) and Polish high-velocity 36mm canons (below)|
simply MUST HAVE had wreak havoc among German tanks, since Germans - despite their 15 times larger tank forces! -
have lost 1/3 of all the tanks during their so-called "blitzkrieg" in Poland. [sources]
And again, such high and heavy losses don't fit the definition of "blitzkrieg" the German propaganda
was trumpeting back then... yet this outright lie is still being repeated by many people today.
Designed by Polish engineer Maroszek already in 1934, the top-secret AT-carbines of Polish Forces were the first
armor-piercing weapons in the world to use very high velocity to penetrate any existing armor at that time.
Captured guns were later used by Germans and Italians until the end of WWII (while supplies from conquered Polish Forces last), because even when the armor of next generation tanks have been thickened and composite materials have been used, these guns were still very effective. Without any modifications it could penetrate every existing tank's armor until 1942, and even the newest and latest tanks of WWII were stilll penetrable by these guns when hit from closer distance...
Russians, who also captured small number of these Polish A-T guns, have tried to copy it too.
However, no one was able to understand the nature of these guns and they couldn't figure out that the "secret" to their effectiveness was in specially designed bullets and muzzle, not the bullets itself.
When they finally came up with their own A-T gun design based on this Polish AT gun (called "PTRG") , it was twice the size and used twice the caliber - and yet it still couldn't penetrate the same armor as Polish AT guns could...
It was 1960's when Americans have finally started to use similar high velocity principle in their weapons,
almost 30 years later after Polish engineer Maroszek's kb. ppanc wz.35 design...
|Polish re-designed anti-tank "Bofors" canons.|
An ancestor of the author of this article was a commander of such unit.
His unit destroyed quite few of German tanks and armored vehicles in September of 1939...
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