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Emblem of Good Will

Discussion in 'Prelude to War & Poland 1939' started by wm., Sep 18, 2016.

  1. wm.

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    This from the first page of one of the most extraordinary gift given by one nation to another, the 111 volumes presented to the United States by Poland in 1926.
    These volumes, expressing gratitude for the US role in regaining Polish independence, consist of a declaration of admiration signed by 5,500,000 Polish citizens, representing more than one-sixth of the total population of Poland.

    From The Library of Congress' site:

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    Some of the signatures:
    Plońsk Gymnasium for Girls
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    Eight-grade school in Boguszowice
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    Military Cadet Academy no. 1 in Lwów
    We, the members of the corps of cadets bow in reverence to the star-spangled banner, the symbol of freedom, justice and wise power.
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    German secondary school in Ruda Śląska
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    God Save the United States of Amerika! from the Catholic School for the German Minority no.2 in Królewska Huta
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    Jewish (business) community of Białystok
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    Private Gymnasium of the Jewish Educational Society for People's and Technical Schools in Stanisławów
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    Private Ukrainian Gymnasium in Łuck
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    The German Private School of the Emma Mine
    Little deeds of friendship, little words of love, make our earth an Eden, like the heaven above.
    In remembrance of the great year 1776 sends this little deed of friendship.
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    I never knew Poland had done this. I know they've suffered over time, and I know about Kosciusko and Pulaski.
    But wow, thank you Poland for this gesture.
     
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    I agree with ColHessler, it is rare when one nation recognizes another in a meaningful way and I join him in saying Tank You to Poland.

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