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The catechism of Polish child

Who are you?
A Polish child.
What's your emblem?
The White Eagle.

Where do you live?
With my countrymen.
In which country?
The Polish land.

What's this land?
Beloved home.
How obtained?
With scars and blood.

Do you love Her?
With my heart and soul.
What do you believe in?
I believe in God/Poland

What are you?
Her grateful child.
What do you owe Her?
My whole life.

Stanisław Bęza

Her = Poland (my homeland)

Some films and articles about Poland

Polish National Anthem + English Subtitles

Few important things from Polish history
The Polish - Lithuanian Commonwealth / Rzeczpospolita
Polish - Hungarian Brothership NEW
Partitions of Poland NEW
The Poles and Napoleon

Red star versus white eagle
German and Soviet forces - partition of Poland
The Invasion Of Poland
NEW
Occupation of Poland (1939–1945) NEW
Nazi crimes against ethnic Poles NEW
Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union NEW
Polish Pilots of the RAF
Battlefield whith Polish Soldiers during World War 2 NEW

The Katyn Forest Massacre / Katyń:
Film 1
Film 2
Film 3 NEW

Warsaw Rising 1944 - The Forgotten Soldiers of WWII NEW
Part1
Part2
Part3
Part4
Part5

Polish Army today NEW
Polish Army
GROM Polish Special Unit http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=C-VWbCTavQE Polish Army - ISAF Afghanistan
Polish Army - Iraq & Afghanistan Contingent

Poland - making a difference
My Tribute To Poland
Euro 2012 welcome to Poland
Fallen art - Polish animation by Tomasz Bagiński NEW
I love Poland and its culture (in particular literature) Emotion: smile
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Hi niuka, welcome to EF

I have found a song about Polish heroes by Sabaton a Swedish metal band

Sabaton 40 - 1

In 1939 near Wzina (a village located in north-east of ) there was a Polish defensive position. It was a very important strategic point.

A handful of Polish soldiers stood in a powerful invader’s way.

720 Polish soldiers fought three days against: 54.200 Wermacht soldiers, 350 tanks, 657 mortars, cannons, grenade launchers and air back-up

Several dozen Polish soldiers were captured others fell in battle.
Polish bunkers fell silent only when there wasn't anybody alive inside.

In spite of the disproportion Polish soldiers inflicted serious losses on the enemy.

Polish people are very amiable. At least those whom I know. Yesterday one of our tutors told that there in Poland students know English even better than Polish, that you have lots of literature books as well as science books written in English at your libraries. Even don't know. Is it really so or that was yet another one "thriller" about people of our age with extra-linguistic powers living nearby!
umm.poland,just know it from books,haven't met Polack yet.
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I've actually been to Poland. My school went there for a study trip, visiting the concentration camps. We also went to Germany, to Berlin. We travelled around in a huge bus, actually seeing quite much of the country. We travelled for 8 days, and we were in poland for about... 5 days. So, here's what I picked up:

The capital is Warszawa, and Polish people speak, well, Polish. The currency is Zloty. The nature... It's flat. It's really, really flat. Pancake. Large farming areas, some woods, probably green in the summer, nothing extremely special I'm afraid. The cities are beautiful though. They also have funny areas right outside the cities, I don't really know what they are, those tiny, tiny houses on a tiny tiny speck of land, all very close together. I don't know if people live in those places or not, I surely hope those small properties are used for sowing vegetables or something instead. We went to Krakow, and it was really something. Even though I hadn't slept properly for days it was still enjoyable. The church, what's it called? The Maria church or something? Was exceptionally beautiful. The buildings were nice, and food and shopping was cheap. There is this great market thing there, where they sell lots of nice amber jewlery. I also found out that even Polish women don't wash their hands after going to the toilet. Unhygienic, anyways... We went to the salt mines, and it was also very, very beautiful. I don't remember what that one was called either, I think I was pretty sleepy. I figured you can hardly find a Polish word which doesn't contain the letters z, y, w, c or x. Those are the letters which are used the least in the Norwegian language, actually hardly used at all, except y. And, I know this isn't true - but in my memory the whole of Poland was filled with concentration camps. Endless, tragic concentration camps, where I almost fell asleep while standing. After so many camps and so little sleep, I couldn't take it all in and feel how tragic holocaust really was, until we went to Auschwitz Birkenau, and I saw the torture rooms... The tiny, tiny rooms where you couldn't sit down, and people were put in there for like... 2 days in a row. Awful. A pity our guide was completely miserable, talking with a very strong Polish accent... But the worst part was that she talked about thousands of dying people as if she was reading from the back of a toothpaste tube. Well, back to Poland itself. We saw many unfinished houses, and that was, our guide said, because it was so hard to get loans - so the Polish people had to build their own houses, often using up to 15 years. And the national dish is cooked boar, which doesn't really taste anything, but it's ok if you don't have anything else. The extremely cheap candy made up for it though. And it's considered rude if you don't eat up what's on your plate, even though they have served you a portion fit for an adult male. All in all a nice country, but I think I would have enjoyed being there more if I didn't have to bus through the entire country, but just stayed in the cities, shopping and eating, and visited SOME of the concentration camps, but not all of them. And sleeping more, obviously Emotion: stick out tongue
Hi, as far as i know, is an european country with such a cold winter. They have a bunch of great goalkeepers lol , and the last pope was polish. I know the colors in your flag ( red and white) and the history about those wars years. Oh by the way, in spanish we say " Polonia" for the country and " Polaco" - male " Polaca" -female, for the people.

I thought i knew more... geez. Emotion: embarrassed
Hi,
I have found an interesting film about Borders of Poland (990 - 2009)


As you see History of Poland is very turbulent.
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Here you can watch a documentary film about one of the most extraordinary period in Polish history.

Norman Davies on Polish history - Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
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