1st Armoured Division in documentary and animated films

Exactly 75 years after the 1st Polish Armour Division took control of the Dutch city of Breda driving the Germans out, the Polish History Museum has made films about its commander General Stanisław Maczek (known as a ‘hero of five nations’) and Marian Walentynowicz, one of the soldiers fighting under his command. The event titled…



President Duda and King Willem-Alexander Pay Tribute to General Maczek and His Soldiers

Polish president Andrzej Duda and King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander paid tribute to Gen. Stanisław Maczek and his soldiers in Breda on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the city’s liberation by the 1st Armoured Division. After the parade, director of the Polish History Museum Robert Kostro presented the PHM’s exhibition General Stanisław Maczek…


Exhibition General Stanisław Maczek and his Soldiers

Prepared by the Polish History Museum in cooperation with the General Maczek Museum in the Dutch city of Breda, the open-air multimedia exhibition devoted to Gen. Stanisław Maczek and his soldiers soldier will be available for viewing in Breda from 11 October onwards in Polish, English and Dutch language versions. The Warsaw presentation was a…


The Cabinet of Tadeusz Mazowiecki

The Cabinet of Tadeusz Mazowiecki was appointed on 12 September 1989, and today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of this historical event. Mazowiecki, important figure of the democratic opposition, became the first non-communist premier of Poland after 1945. Full text of the Inaugural address of Premier Tadeusz Mazowiecki The first semi-free election in Poland’s post-war…


General Stanisław Maczek and His Soldiers

Krakowskie Przedmieście Street next to Zamkowy Square in Warsaw is now a venue for a unique open-air exhibition prepared by the Polish History Museum in cooperation with the General Maczek Museum in the Dutch city of Breda. After the Polish capital, where it can be viewed until 28 September, the trilingual exhibition (presented in Polish,…


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