Honouring ‘silent and unseen’ fighters who led Polish resistance

Seventy-five years after the Cichociemni were parachuted into Nazi-occupied Poland, British and Polish special forces gather to mark little-known chapter of war

Senior officers and veterans from Polish and British special forces are to gather in London to mark the 75th anniversary of a little-known chapter of the secret war against the Nazis.

The soldiers will on Saturday be honouring the Cichociemni (the Silent and Unseen), Polish guerrilla fighters, trained in Britain, who were parachuted at night into occupied Poland from 1941 onwards, the first such air drops behind German lines, to lead the resistance movement against the Nazi occupation.

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