December 19, 2017


Polish Greatness (Blog) is pleased to present a Special series called "Daily Chronicles of History."  Beginning January 1, 2018 there will be daily posts throughout the year featuring events from Polish history and World War Two.

This special series will focus on Poland's struggle throughout the cataclysmic years of World War Two, the rise of fascism, the notorious NKVD, Hitler and Stalin's pact, the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, the murders and treachery perpetrated by Germany and Russia on Polish citizens (upon both Christians and Jews), the Katyn Massacre, the Nazi German concentration camps and death camps, deportations, work camps, pogroms, and most sinister of all, the propaganda created by the Nazis to destroy the very soul of a nation. It is essential, I believe that an understanding of Poland must include some knowledge about its distant history, therefore I also provide some posts about the partitions of Poland, its interwar years, as well as some facts from time to time about its medieval period. There will be a post every day from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Unbeknownst to many people, Poland was the fourth greatest ally during the World War Two, and is credited with having made great contributions to the allied war effort -  the Poles were the first to break the Enigma Code, the Polish armed forces fought in almost every battle of World War Two, such as the Battle of Britain, the Battle of Monte Cassino,and the Battle of Berlin. The Poles organized the largest underground resistance in all of Europe, and provided the Allies with the first eye-witness reports about the Warsaw Ghetto, and Nazi German extermination camps. The history of Poland is filled with stories of monumental struggles, great heroism, and courageous Polish men and women who fought against all odds against the Nazi and Soviet war machines during the Warsaw Uprising.

Polish Greatness Daily Chronicles of History consists of informative, yet brief summaries of events of each day, rather than full-scale articles. The stories are intense, shocking, but unforgettable.

Polish Greatness' Daily Chronicles of History is for everybody, from students of history, to researchers, and even seasoned history enthusiasts. You will certainly discover many things you never knew before.

I invite you to follow this special series, or subscribe so that you do not miss any posts. Just click on the subscription box located at the top right-hand side panel and sign up to begin receiving posts every day starting on January 1, 2018.  It is completely free, and there is no obligation whatsoever.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers for their interest in Polish history, and for following Polish Greatness (Blog).

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, or Happy Chanuka, or a Happy Kwanza. 

Happy New Year to all for 2018.

Please join Polish Greatness (Blog) as we journey back in time throughout 2018!

P.S.  Several years ago, I posted a series entitled, "The Invasion of Poland (Day by Day)"  which traced the chronological sequence of events, complete with photos and videos. The unique thing about the posts was the use of the present tense in its writing - a factor which contributed to the sense that the reporting was happening as a real time news report! This was followed much later by a series regarding the Warsaw Uprising (Day By Day) which was also met with considerable interest and excitement by my readers.  Below I have provided links to the index of each of these series, so that you can follow the posts at your pace.

 September 1939; Invasion of Poland: - Day by Day: An Index 

 Warsaw Uprising 1944: Complete Index

September 1, 2017


I am pleased to announce that my website Polish is celebrating it's 10-th Anniversary!  It was first inaugurated on September 1st, 2007. The main feature of this website is dedicated to promoting Polish history during World War Two, and lists numerous articles which I have researched and written. They focus on Poland's enormous contributions to the Allied war effort during World War Two. It is a tribute to the great courage of the men, women (and even children) fighting the Nazis and Soviets, against all odds. There is a vast amount of historical information and data, as well as archival photos.

Additional sections were later added, such as "Polish Culture" which features Polish music of all genres,as well as sample videos, biographies and discographies of famous Polish stars.  There is also a small section based on book reviews (but I apologize for not having expanded it as I initially intended.).

Another special feature was added called, "What's New" to let visitors know the latest articles and blogs posted. On September 1st, 2010 I started Polish Greatness (Blog) featuring a regular series of more detailed stories about some of the battles of World War II, many of  the contributions of the Polish armed forces, and the biographies of Polish Generals, and many other heroes!

To celebrate this 10th Anniversary, I have created the Polish Greatness Database - Books which presents a vast collection of more than 200 books dealing with many topics such as Polish WWII history, Polish Military, Polish Medieval History, Polish Memoirs and much more. Images of the book covers have been arranged in thumbnail format and linked to the corresponding pages in Amazon (there you can read summaries of the books, information about the authors, reviews, and even order your books online if you wish).

The theme that I have chosen for this 10th Anniversary Special is the Polish White Tailed Eagle (which is featured in the logo that I have assembled especially for this occasion,  as indicated above. I extracted the image of this eagle from a photograph taken of the gate entrance of the University of Warsaw.)

Other special features are, The Order of the White Eagle, (showcasing some of the famous Polish recipients of this great medal), Polish Eagles Among Us (which is a whimsical illustration of symbols of the eagle in Polish architecture, and The Glory of the Polish Eagle, (which gives some historical insight to cultural relevance of the eagle.)

The eagle has been the symbol of the Polish nation since time immemorial and has been part of the Polish identity, and always will be. It saddens me deeply to know that the Polish White Tailed Eagle was on the brink of extinction, but thankfully has been saved by dedicated conservationists.  I consider this a "wake-up call" to all of us who take the eagle (and other creatures) for granted. I hope that it will raise awareness, and motivate governments, and businesses everywhere to take decisive action to protect these magnificent raptors.

I invite you to visit Polish (the Website) and discover history told in ways you never imagined. 

More articles will be posted (on the website) in the coming weeks. So stay tuned.

And Never, never, never, never, never stop learning about Polish history.

Thank you Dear Friends of Poland for your interest in Polish, for sharing my articles, and for your comments and encouragement!