81st anniversary of the outbreak of World War II


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Eighty-one years ago, the German Army invaded Poland by surprise and without declaring war. The first victim was a defenceless and sleeping town of Wieluń. The heroic defence of Westerplatte began five minutes later. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited Wieluń, where he honoured the Poles who fought and were killed during World War II. ”Everything was at stake during that war, including Europe and the world,” emphasized the head of government.

Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister