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My memory of the events are hazy, but the world was certainly watching and Poland received a lot of press coverage.
Andrew it was a lot of information about around the world
I recall the "Uprising" and really the World was on tender hooks with the protests commencing in all the Soviet controlled members of the USSR.Strange that the Polish leader general Wojciech Jaruzeiski and his "famous" dark glasses ever became a dedicated Communist considering his background (Polish gentry and estate holders) - maybe he was brain washed when the "Commos" invaded Poland in that "PACT" and his family was shipped off to the gulags of Siberia??Yep it was a bloody scary time - more of less I suppose like the time of the post WW2 "Berlin Airlift" 1948/49 and the road, rail and air corridors. Scary times.Looking forward to part 2.CheersColinPS: The weather "gods" favour us here - lovely and cool with light rain.
General Jaruzelski was a very controversial character and rather negative character. He diedc last year but what is interesting he was the firs President of Poland in 1989.
Thank you for posting this. Here in the USA we tend to take our freedom for granted. It is crucial to remember that freedom can be taken from us if we are not vigilant.
Mary Amarica is calmer and safer continent than Europe
Such a terrible time that resulted finally in a free Poland. I hope this new Polish government doesn't take the country back in time.
Mitchell this government is not good one and definitely I don't support it. But let's wait what future brings