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Poles Stand Unyielding By Britains Side

Discussion in 'History of Poland during World War II' started by Jim, Oct 30, 2006.

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    In a broadcast to the Polish people from London on June 24, 1940, General Sikorski said: "At a time when the great body of our armies, safely back from France, is landing on the shores of Great Britain I would like to declare solemnly, in the name of the Polish Republic, that, animated by an indomitable will, we shall continue to fight shoulder to shoulder with the powerful British Empire for a free and independent Poland. A new phase of our armed effort is opened before the Polish Army, closely linked by its brotherhood of arms with the British Army. Together with our great British Ally we shall carry on in this effort. Our place today is in the line of battle. We are fulfilling our alliance with Great Britain.

    General Sikorski visiting Gibraltar just before his death in July 1943.

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    The Polish nation will persevere in the struggle against Germany to the end. The Polish units who took part in the battle for France fought with the utmost gallantry, earning the admiration of friends and the respect of the foe. Poland was the first country to fall victim to the enemy. Today, in spite of tremendous losses and enormous hardships, she remains the loyal ally of Great Britain. We have unshakable confidence in victory. The iron will of Great Britain to continue the struggle is subject to no doubt. Standing unyieldingly at her side, we shall win, bringing to you and to Europe deliverance."

    Below, Władysław Raczkiewicz, the Polish President, who arrived in London from the South of France on June 2Ist 1940.

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    Some speaker that Sikorski, reminiscent of Churchill can I say.
     

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