Speech about the Warsaw Uprising and Polish pilots fighting at the Battle of Britain at the historic USS Intrepid in New York
Speech about the Warsaw Uprising and Polish pilots fighting at the Battle of Britain at the historic USS Intrepid in New York. It took place at the Ceremony of the International History Olympiad for the most talented students from all over the world.
The Olympiad was held at Princeton. Select events were held at Princeton University.
I was honored to speak and organize an exhibition at the very unique place with great importance not only for the history of the United States but the whole world, which is the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.
Today we commemorate the Warsaw Uprising, which was the single largest military effort taken by any European resistance movement during World War II.
After the five years of Nazi terror, a group of 23 thousand mainly young people started to fight. Only 10 percent of them were armed.
These young people, women, children, and the elderly, were fighting for their dignity and against evil.
Although the exact number of casualties is unknown, it is estimated that about 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed and about 6,000 badly wounded. In addition, between 150,000 and 200,000 Polish civilians died, mostly from mass executions.
Traces of the Uprising’s terrible fights have remained in Warsaw till today.
Before the war, Warsaw was called the Paris of the North.
War is the worst thing on Earth.