The Polish D-Day story

Discover the important role of Poland’s military during the Normandy landings at this special anniversary event!

Join us to celebrate how Poland’s navy, army and air force helped ensure that D-Day and the allied invasion of mainland Europe was a success.

The event is being organised by the British-Polish charity 307 Squadron Project and will be a day of international cooperation between Portsmouth and Poland. The D-Day Story is proud to host this special one day event in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The event is included in the admission price for the museum.

The President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda is the patron of this event. Many British-Polish VIPs including representatives of the Polish government, the Polish Embassy in London, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and other civic dignitaries, will also attend the event.

The Polish D-Day Story, promoting British-Polish friendship and cooperation will include the following:

  • An exhibition in both English and Polish detailing the Polish D-Day Story
  • Presentation by Alexander Smaga, designer of the newly installed Polish Air Force Memorial in Normandy
  • ‘Forever a Pilot’ a film by Sławomir Ciok about 303 Squadron pilot Alex Herbst who was involved in D-Day
  • Performances by British/Polish singer Katy Carr
  • Polski Klub Miłośników Historii (Polish History Lovers Club)
  • Performances by the Polska Sobotnia Szkoła im. Powstańców Listopadowych w Portsmouth (Portsmouth Polish Saturday School)
  • Art installation by Seran Kubisa (grand-daughter of Polish soldier Tadeusz Kubisa who served in the Normandy Campaign)
The Polish D-Day story

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