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This Is Poland
Description: Prominent locations and culture of Poland, as well as World War II combat footage. Details the invasion of Poland and mobilization to reclaim Poland from the Nazis.
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Clip #: TFA-311A
Length: 20:26
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Europe
Country: Poland
Subject: World War II
Original: 16mm
1940s, Poland, Warsaw, horse drawn carriage pulling up to Wilanów Palace, Wilanow Palace, Wilanowski Palace, Sigismund's Column, Zygmunt, Royal Castle, Castle Square, flock of pigeons, Visitationist Church, Carmelite Church, Grand Theatre, Great Theatre—National Opera, King Jan Sobieski equestrian statue, Kraków, Krakow, Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument, Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument, cityscape, Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral, trumpeter playing Hejnał Mariacki, St. Mary's Trumpet Call, Cloth Hall, Sukiennice, St. Mary's Basilica, Kraków Barbican, statues of 12 disciples lining fence around Saints Peter and Paul Church, Lajkonik performer, highlands, Podhale, Tatra Mountains, peasants in traditional costume folk dancing, shepherds herding flocks, village, grazing cattle, farmers, horse powered grain mill, woman retrieving water from well, men and women praying inside home, religious ceremony inside church, villagers carrying goods to market, vendors selling goods at market, city street scenes, streetcars, trams, modern high-rise buildings, large house, Gdynia port, military parade, Warsaw, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, WWII, World War II, Germany attacks and invades Poland, combat footage, devastation, Warsaw continuing to hold out from German invasion, Hitler watching battle, Siege of Warsaw combat footage, fires raging from city, Poland surrenders to Germany, terms of surrender negotiation between Polish emissary and Nazi General, Germany invades Warsaw, Nazi soldier removing Polish insignia of eagle from wall and throwing onto cobblestone street, Ignacy Jan Paderewski addressing Polish patriots in France, Polish Navy reaching British shores and joining forces with British Navy, ORP Orzeł submarine, Polish Air Force training in British planes, land forces from Poland, Norway and France mobilizing on British soil and reforming ranks, General Władysław Sikorski decorating troops distinguished in Norwegian Campaign, soldiers singing as they march, tents, soldiers shaving and washing up, soldiers eating, bystanders watching military parade, children learning agricultural skills, boys doing calisthenic exercises outside in unison, outdoor classroom, children listening to instructor and writing

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