If someone asked me about an important date from 1939–1945, I believe that February 14, 1942 is on one of them. On that day, the Commander-in-Chief, General Władysław Sikorski, transformed the Union of Armed Struggle into the Home Army and appointed General Stefan Rowecki as its commander.
Not a simple change, but it was just a lot more. It has been shown that not only soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces in the West are fighting the invaders, but also underground army soldiers fighting on their homeland. In this way, their effort, sacrifice and life in danger of death were honored.
The underground fight against the Germans occupying Polish territory began on September 27, 1939, when the Service for Poland’s Victory was introduced. Besides, Pola, Poles and, spontaneously from outside, free from work, underground companies. In 1939, the SZP was transformed into the ZWZ of the organization and organization of the action of merging other underground into one structure. The sufficient work of the imperial government led to the introduction of one and future sculpture. At the beginning of 1942, it had already approx. 100,000 people. of sworn soldiers, after recruitment, which stopped the site in the summer of 1944, grew to around 380,000. owner.
Fragment of the oath taken by Home Army soldiers:
“(…) I swear to be faithful to the homeland of my Republic of Poland, to stand steadfast in guarding her honor and to free her from slavery with all my strength – up to the sacrifice of my life.”
The Home Army issues shares, and shares are also issued. Actions should take actions from small sabotage to character – at German posts to catch attempts with supplies for the Wehrmacht. As part of intelligence activities, it was possible to achieve gender, among others secrets of the Third Reich – information on the construction of the V-1 and V-2 retaliatory weapons.
Establishment of the Home Army, sign. also with the distinctive title of a recognizable symbol of the Polish underground – Ref. Ten simple, but brilliant in today’s signs, is known by every Pole who claims that 80 years have passed since its introduction.
The Home Army soldiers also prepared a general uprising as part of the “Bud” action, which was to show the approaching Red Army that Poles would never submit to the domination of the USSR. The outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising was also supposed to liberate Poland from German occupation. Unfortunately, it ended in a disaster. The blood tribute paid by the Home Army soldiers and the civilian population of Warsaw, however, was not wasted. The world of fighting for the fight of Poles, and for us this insurgency was an inspiration to use the struggle for freedom.
The dissolution of the Home Army on January 19, 1945 by General Leopold Okulicki of an unimportant epic of its soldiers. Some of them created a game made with the execution of the communist authorities thrown by the USSR. Many of them died or fell victim to the experiment of belonging to the Home Army.
80 years after the formation of the Home Army, we can be grateful to its soldiers for their efforts and dedication. about 100 thousand of them died in battle, and 50 thousand. others were repressed by the communists. Their dedication without a database to the existence of a free Poland.