Krystyna Skarbek (1915 – 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who became a legend in her own time for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She was a British agent just months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and had been the longest serving of all British women agents during World War II. Because of her influence the SOE began to recruit increasing numbers of women agents into the organization.

Krystyna Skarbek – a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent, legendary for daring intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. Longest serving British women agent during World War II.

Stefan Tomaszewski, 11 year old Polish volunteer soldier during the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, August 1944.

Stefan Tomaszewski, 11-years old Polish volunteer soldier during the Warsaw Uprising, August 1944, Warsaw, Poland [526x820]

Stefan Tomaszewski, 11 year old Polish volunteer soldier during the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, August

Warsaw Uprising, 1944 - The Prudential building was Warsaw’s tallest skyscraper and was hit by approximately 1000 artillery shells during the uprising. On August 28, camera man Sylwester Braun captured the moment of impact of a mortar shell.

Warsaw Uprising, 1944 - The Prudential building was Warsaw’s tallest skyscraper and was hit by approximately 1000 artillery shells during the uprising. On August camera man Sylwester Braun captured the moment of impact of a mortar shell.

Krszystof Baczysnki, Polish poet and Resistance fighter. Died in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising.

Krszystof Baczyński, Polish poet and Resistance fighter. Died in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising.

Then& Now Warsaw Ghetto, Warsaw, Poland

Within These Walls / Book Week 2017 / Then & Now Warsaw Ghetto, Warsaw, Poland - Good visual references for when reading the book

Pile of Polish rifles collected by German troops, Warsaw, Poland, Sep 1939

[Photo] Pile of Polish rifles collected by German troops, Warsaw, Poland, Sep 1939

Pile of Polish rifles collected by German troops, Warsaw, Poland, Sep. Too bad Poland didn't have a Amendment.

An insurgent and young insurgent on ul. Wilcza, Warsaw, viewed from the building at Wilcza 12.

An insurgent and young insurgent on ul. Wilcza, Warsaw, viewed from the building at Wilcza

Warszawa w latach okupacji - tramwaj linii 14 na Krakowskim Przedmieściu, obok pomnika Mickiewicza

Warszawa w latach okupacji - tramwaj linii 14 na Krakowskim Przedmieściu, obok pomnika Mickiewicza

Allied leaders - General Count Tadeusz Komorowski (Korczak Coat of Arms) (1 June 1895 - 24 August 1966), better known by the name Bór-Komorowski (after one of his wartime code-names: Bór - "The Forest") was a Polish military leader. He was appointed commander in chief a day before the capitulation of the Warsaw Uprising and following World War II, Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile in London.

Commander Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski of the Polish Home Army.October 1944 - Warsaw Uprising ends as the Polish Home Army surrenders to the Germans.

Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, nom de guerre: Jan Bugaj; January 22, 1921 – August 4, 1944) was a Polish poet and Home Army soldier, one of the most renowned authors of the Generation of Columbuses, the young generation of Polish poets of whom many perished in the Warsaw Uprising.

Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński Polish poet and Home Army soldier, one of the most renowned authors of the Generation of Columbuses, the young generation of Polish poets whose adolescence has been marked by.

Prudential. fot. Henry N. Cobb 1947

Highscraper of Prudential Insurances, Warsaw downtown in The capitol of Poland was destroyed by Germans after Warsaw Upraising Photo Henry N.

Plac Żelaznej Bramy.   fot. lata '30. XX wieku., źr. "Warszawa wczoraj i dziś", źr. omni-bus.eu

"Warszawa wczoraj i dziś"

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