Read more about the heroic stand of Poland during the Battle of Westerplatte, which ended on September 7, 1939, exactly 84 years ago today. It’s a symbol of unwavering courage in the face of adversity.
On September 7, 1939, the Battle of Westerplatte concluded, marking a significant moment in history. Exactly 84 years ago today, this battle became a symbol of Poland’s indomitable spirit and unwavering courage. As World War II loomed, a small Polish garrison faced overwhelming odds against Nazi Germany’s onslaught.
For seven days, the defenders of Westerplatte held their ground, refusing to surrender even as their supplies dwindled and the enemy bombarded them relentlessly. Despite the odds, they showcased Poland’s determination to defend its sovereignty.
This battle, which ended on September 7, 1939, marked the start of World War II and highlighted Poland’s resilience against aggression. The bravery of those who fought at Westerplatte serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Polish people, a spirit that would continue to inspire resistance throughout the war and beyond. Today, on September 7, 2023, we remember this historic battle as a symbol of Poland’s unwavering commitment to freedom and independence.