Browsing: History of Poland

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Polish Government-in-Exile’s relocation to London and the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of its activities, the Polish Embassy in London has initiated a promotional and educational campaign under the title “Republic in Exile / Rzeczpospolita Londyńska”.

In the spring of 1945, the victory of the Allies in the war against Nazi Germany was not threatened in any way. The only issue that remained to be decided was the date and whose armies would be the first to march into Berlin. The hour in which the act of surrender was signed was responsible for the fact that in Western countries the end of the war is commemorated on 8 May, while in Russia and many former Soviet states, victory over fascism is celebrated one day later.

“This is a symbolic day, a day when after many years an important medieval manuscript returns to a place it comes from. What’s also symbolic is that we can reach to our origins, and that we’ve managed to bring this document back to Plock together,” Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said during the handover ceremony of the Plock Pontifical.