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Heroic Polish soldiers defending Westerplatte
The excellent cast in an unusual setting
Gap in the wall
In the fog
There were 200,
Against three and a half thousand
They were ordered to defend themselves for only 12 hours - they fought risking their lives for 6 nights and 7 days.
At 4:30am the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein was ready for battle. The alarm sounded. At 4:43 am the ships journal reads ’Battleship is set to attack Westerplatte (Schiff geht zum Angriff auf Westerplatte vor). At 4:45am a storm of bullets starts World War II. At 4:50am Major Sucharski contacts the navy commander in Gdynia. The message was short and tragic:
At 4:45am September 1st battleship Schleswig-Holstein starts bombing Westerplatte. The bombing lasts.