1939

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REPUBLIC OF POLAND BEFORE SEPT 1, 1939

2p21939 OFFICIAL STAMP OF POLAND N.B. POLISH EAGLE WITH A ROYAL CROWN


MARCH 27

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A. HITLER

REICHSFUEHRER A. HITLER DEMANDS THAT POLAND RETURNS TO GERMANY THE FREE CITY OF GDANSK (DANZIG) AND ALLOW GERMANY TO BUILD, ACROSS THE POLISH TERRITORY, A MILITARY HIGHWAY AND RAILROAD BETWEEN GERMANY PROPER AND EAST PRUSSIA. POLAND REFUSES THIS DEMAND.

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J. STALIN

MAY 2

MARSHAL J.V. STALIN DEMANDS MILITARY BASES IN POLAND. POLAND REFUSES THIS DEMAND.


MAY 25

GREAT BRITAIN AND POLAND SIGN A FRIENDSHIP TREATY IN LONDON.


SEPT. 1

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GERMAN FORCES STRIKE ACROSS THE POLISH BORDER FROM POMERANIA, EAST PRUSSIA, BOHEMIA, MORAVIA AND SLOVAKIA.


SEPT. 10 – 17

GEN. W. THOMMEE IN CHARGE OF THE DEFENCE OF THE FORTRESS MODLIN.

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DEFENCE OF MODLIN, GEN. W. THOMMEE ISSUED 1988

GEN. A. SZYLLING IN CHARGE OF ARMY GROUP “KRAKOW” ENGAGES GERMAN ARMY AT TOMASZOW LUBELSKI

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BATTLE OF TOMASZOW LUBELSKI
GEN. A. SZYLLING
ISSUED 1988

SEPT. 17

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WHILE POLAND IS RESISTING GERMAN INVADERS FROM THE WEST, RUSSIAN ARMY INVADES POLAND FROM THE EAST AND TAKES 300,000 POLISH SOLDIERS AS PRISONERS OF WAR.


OCT. 6

POLISH OUTPOST AT WESTERPLATTE CAPITULATES.

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OCT. 7

POLISH NAVAL FORTRESS ON HELA PENINSULA CAPITULATES.

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ISSUED 1989

POLISH GOVERNMENT ORDERS ARMY TO GO UNDERGROUND OR TRY TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO FRANCE. SOME ARMY UNITS CROSS THE CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS TO ROMANIA WHERE SOME OF THEM ARE INTERNED. APPROXIMATELY 85,000 MAKE THEIR WAY TO PALESTINE AND FRANCE.


OCT. 16

POLISH PRESIDENT MOSCICKI IS INTERNED BY ROMANIAN GOVERNMENT. UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF POLISH CONSTITUTION HE RESIGNS AND APPOINTS W. RACZKIEWICZ AS PRESIDENT OF POLAND.

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PRESIDENT I. MOSCICKI

NOV. 5

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PREPRINTED STAMP FOR DOMESTIC MAIL OF 6 LEI PLUS ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL STAMPS OF 18 LEI.

POSTCARD MAILED BY N. LISSOWSKI, A POLISH REFUGEE LIVING IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, TO DR. H. GRUBER PRESIDENT OF THE POLISH BANK “OPIEKA” IN PARIS ASKING HIM FOR A TICKET TO PARIS BECAUSE MR. LISSOWSKI WAS ORDERED BY THE POLISH MINISTER MR. POPIEL TO REPORT FOR ACTIVE DUTY IN FRANCE.


OCT. – DEC.

SOME 8,000 POLISH AIR FORCE PERSONNEL ESCAPE FROM THE OCCUPIED POLAND TO FRANCE AND ARE STATIONED AT LYON.


OCT. 25

300 POLISH FLYING PERSONNEL AND 2,000 TECHNICAL AND GROUND PERSONNEL ARE TRANSFERRED TO ENGLAND.

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BOMBER “KARAS” ISSUED 1971

OCT. – DEC.

POLISH DESTROYERS “BLYSKAWICA”, “GROM”, “BURZA”, SUBMARINES “ORZEL”, “WILK”, LINERS “BATORY”, “SOBIESKI”, “PILSUDSKI” AND A FLEET OF 42 MERCHANT VESSELS ESCAPE TO FRANCE AND ENGLAND.

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