posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 05:05 PM
reply to post by BobAthome
You know if we are talking history if was not the polish soldier whom lost poland but there officers and government whom insisted on keeping there
horse cavalry and only had an air force consisting of a few WW1 biplanes, actually the Polish army at the time was larger than the attacking german
force but the germans used combined force attack which they had copyed from a british peactime pre war excercise in which the germans were acting as
civilian observers as under the treaty they were technically forbidden to have an armed force.
The Polish soldier died in there thousands but truly tried to fight with there outdated weapons so it would be a mistake to underestimate them in
battle and during the battle of britain Polish whom joined the RAF as the polish free air force shot down the most german planes of any sqadron in
that battle, There was a scene in a movie of the battle where the british instructor did not know how good they were and tried to teach the proverbial
granny to suck egg's.
I agree with what you are saying, and technically at the start of the second world war we were at war with russia as an ally of nazi germany, it was
after barbarossa that we took them on board but the world forgets we stood alone for nearly two years.
There was a rumor and my mother swears it is true as she being 81 once spoke to an old man whom said he was there, according to him we had all the
men whom could not fight because of there age dug in, in hidden underground bunkers and the germans tried an invasion (now we know history does not
record it but this man swore it), he said there are thousands of germans buried in secret graves down south, another story was about 2 german pow's
whom started talking about how they had been taken captive in britain in a northern ireland pow camp and how the british mp told them to shut up and
led them away, apparently banned weapons were used and it was in both sides interests to forget about it as it may have been an unsanctioned ss
operation and both sides would have recieved a moral blow.
Still the ukrainians never held there ground, but I respect there soldiers dignity in not firing but also not surrendering.
edit on 30-3-2014 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)