August 14, 1980: Polish shipyard worker, Lech Walesa, led a strike of workers at Gdansk shipyard. The "Solidarity" strike would become the catalyst that would invoke social and political reforms throughout Poland and eventually all the Warsaw Pact nations.

August Polish shipyard worker, Lech Walesa, led a strike of workers at Gdansk shipyard. The "Solidarity" strike would become the catalyst that would invoke social and political reforms throughout Poland and eventually all the Warsaw Pact nations.

Poland 1981

Looking at the emotion at the passing of Pope John Paul II, I would have liked to witness this moment in Poland, a country where the love for the pope was genuine and deeply rooted .

Poland Martial Law 1981

Anniversary of Communist 'lesser evil' of 1981 (see large picture gallery)

Poland Martial Law 1981

Anniversary of Communist 'lesser evil' of 1981 (see large picture gallery)

Monument of the Fallen Shipyard Workers, Gdansk, Poland

Monument of the Fallen Shipyard Workers, Gdansk, Poland

Poland Martial Law 1981

Anniversary of Communist 'lesser evil' of 1981 (see large picture gallery)

Poland Martial Law 1981

Anniversary of Communist 'lesser evil' of 1981 (see large picture gallery)

solidarity trade union poster

Solidarity (Poster) by Kennard, Peter Lawrence, (designed and printed). Poster for Solidarity.

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