|Soviet soldier and Nazi soldiers fraternize after conquering Poland in 1939|
|Rolling Soviet tanks and Nazi motorcyclists in Poland (September 1939).|
The Second World War began #OTD in 1939 with the German attack on #Poland. https://t.co/P3wKv548IK pic.twitter.com/gGjcQGqFbA— Poland.pl (@Poland) September 1, 2017
The defense of #Poland was a heroic 37 day struggle by the Polish Armed Forces against the combined might of Nazi Germany & the Soviet Union pic.twitter.com/iTcynOnBJI— Embassy of Poland US (@PolishEmbassyUS) September 1, 2017
The Battle of Bzura displayed that when the odds were even, Polish forces could fight on par with invading Germans. #WWII pic.twitter.com/sdowEY36PV— Embassy of Poland US (@PolishEmbassyUS) September 1, 2017
By war's end, Poland lost 6 million citizens, experienced incredible destruction & suffering, territorial changes, #Yalta. Today we remember pic.twitter.com/YUhCJxlI0R— Embassy of Poland US (@PolishEmbassyUS) September 1, 2017
22,000 Polish military officers who had resisted the Nazi invasion of their homeland were rounded up by the Soviets and on Josef Stalin's orders executed in April-May of 1940 in a forest outside of the small town of Katyn.
|Nazi Germany and Soviet Union invaded and occupied Poland in 1939.|
Nevertheless the Polish people remembered and despite enduring decades of Soviet domination they continued to resist, remember and on August 31, 1980 the Polish Solidarity movement came into existence following an important victory when Polish workers had a number of their demands met after a prolonged strike.
However now that World War II is long over the task of setting the historic record straight is of great importance and for the world to know what the Polish people have known for so long about how the Second World War started.