Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the ceremonies held in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy

The head of the Polish government arrived at UK’s Portsmouth Harbour which served as the launching point for the Allied fleet on 5 June 1944. At the invitation of the Prime Minister Theresa May and in the company of Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders from countries such as the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France and Canada, the Prime Minister took part in the ceremonies commemorating the actions of allied forces in Normandy (D-Day) and met World War II veterans.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

For the anniversary of the Normandy landings, a special historical exhibition was organized. The event began with a recapitulation of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland. It then proceeded to present the history of subsequent years of World War II. The presentation featured archival recordings, including the famous speech by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Prior to the official ceremonies, the Prime Minister met with the outgoing Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May, and after the celebrations he talked with the President of the United States Donald Trump and the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.


6 June 1944 marked the beginning of the greatest landing operation in history, which led to the end of World War II and the liberation of Europe. This complicated mission required unprecedented cooperation between the armed forces of many nations. The contribution made by the Polish armed forces to the ultimate defeat of Nazi Germany is worth emphasing. The ceremonies were an opportunity to honour those who made extraordinary sacrifices to ensure freedom in Europe.

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