An inspiring speech of his Excellency Ambassador of the Republic of Poland
An inspiring speech of his Excellency Ambassador of the Republic of Poland during the celebration of the Independence day at the Polish School in the Netherlands which received official name of General Stanisław Franciszek Sosabowski.
General Sosabowski fought in the Battle of Arnhem ( in the Netherlands ) in 1944 as commander of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade. The Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade was among the Allied forces taking part in Operation Market Garden. The Brigade was divided into several parts before being involved in the battle. This was caused by a shortage of transport aircraft. A small part of the Brigade with Sosabowski was parachuted near Driel on 19 September. The rest of the brigade arrived on 21 September in Grave. After the battle, on 5 October 1944, General Sosabowski received a letter from Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, stating that Polish soldiers fought very bravely and offered awards to 10 of his soldiers. On 14 October 1944, Montgomery wrote a letter to the British commanders, in which he scapegoated General Sosabowski for the failure of Operation Market Garden.
( Speech is in Polish )