1945


FEB. 4 – 11

YALTA CONFERENCEstar

 

 

CHURCHILL, STALIN AND ROOSEVELT AGREE TO PARTITION POLAND ALONG THE SO-CALLED “CURZON LINE” ALSO KNOWN AS “MOLOTOV – RIBBENTROP LINE”, AND TO GIVE TO RUSSIA THE EASTERN PART OF POLAND.

 

 


FEB. 27

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BRITISH PARLIAMENT APPROVES YALTA AGREEMENT

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APR. 1 – 9

POLISH SOVIET 1st AND 2nd ARMIES CROSS RIVER ODER AND RIVER NEISSE.

 

 


MAY 1 – 4

POLISH ARMOURED DIVISION UNDER THE COMMAND OF GEN. S. MACZEK CAPTURES GERMAN PORT OF WILHELMSHAVEN.

 

 


MAY 7

POLISH CRUISER “CONRAD” ENTERS GERMAN PORT OF WILHELMSHAVEN.

 

 


MAY 9

V – DAY
GERMANY SURRENDERS

 

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V-DAY CANCELLATION
LETTER MAILED BY A MEMBER OF POLISH 304 SQUADRON STATIONED AT ST. EVAL, CORNWALL, GREAT BRITAIN

 

 

PEACE ISSUE – JUNE 11, 1946 – TO COMMEMORATE THE RETURN TO PEACE

 


JULY 6

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BRITISH, AMERICAN AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS RECOGNISE RUSSIAN CREATED “POLISH PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY” AND CEASE TO RECOGNISE THE LEGAL POLISH GOVERNMENT IN LONDON.

 

 

“POLISH PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY”

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LEFT
PREMIER – E. OSUBKA-MORAWSKI
RIGHT
MARSHAL – M. ROLA-ZYMIERSKI
CENTRE
PRESIDENT – B. BIERUT

ISSUED JULY 22, 1946. FEB. 4, 1947 SURCHARGED IN RED – “+7 SEJM USTAWODAWCZY 19. 1. 1947.” TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF POLISH PARLIAMENT, JANUARY 19, 1947.

 


AUG. 2

POTSDAM CONFERENCE

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER C. ATTLEE, USA PRESIDENT H. TRUMAN AND RUSSIAN GENERALISSIMO J. STALIN AGREE THAT GERMAN TERRITORIES OF EAST PRUSSIA AND GERMAN TERRITORIES UP TO THE ODER AND WESTERN NEISSE RIVERS WILL BE PLACED UNDER POLISH ADMINISTRATION.

 

 

 

EAST GERMAN PRES. W. PIECK AND POLISH PRES. B. BIERUT SHAKING HANDS ACROSS ODER – NEISSE FRONTIER BETWEEN GERMANY AND POLAND
ISSUED APR. 22, 1951

 

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POLISH PEOPLES REPUBLIC AFTER 1945

 

AS A RESULT OF YALTA AND POTSDAM AGREEMENTS POLAND LOST TO RUSSIA 69,860 SQ. MILES AND GAINED 38,986 SQ. MILES FROM GERMANY.

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20th ANNIVERSARY OF GORLITZ AGREEMENT BETWEEN DDR AND POLAND CONCERNING THE ODER-NEISSE BORDER. N.B. POLISH EAGLE WITHOUT A ROYAL CROWN.
ISSUED 1970

 

40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RESTORATION OF THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN TERRITORIES TO POLAND.
ISSUED 1985

 

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ETHNIC CLEANSING

 

BY 1946, 2,100,000 GERMANS WERE MOVED FROM THE NEW POLISH TERRITORY TO D.D.R., AND 1,500,000 POLES WERE MOVED FROM THE POLISH TERRITORY LOST TO RUSSIA TO THE TERRITORY VACATED BY THE GERMANS.