Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 1 Celebration of Freedom

August 1, 1944 was the day that Nazi Germany invaded Warsaw and the Polish rebellion lost since Russia did not back up Poland like they said they would. Over 200,000 polish people were killed and, Polish people pause to remember that it was August 1 for those who were killed and after the fall of communism in 1989,  they are free.

There were flowers and candles all over Warsaw and scout troops having field days.
 A monument dedicated to Freedom.

 Flowers and candles left at the Royal Warsaw Castle which was completely destroyed during WWII and finally rebuilt in 1984.

 Scout troop in Warsaw Old Town

 Souvenirs Old Town

 Ship facade on building in Warsaw Old Town.

Come one, come all the bell ringer said.

Linking to Ruby Tuesday Too 


Mersad said...

Wonderful post. The streets are full of freedom and life.

Mersad Donko Photography

Susie said...

Ruth, What a wonderful thing to happen. I love that you have found your relatives. Blessings to you. xoxo,Susie
p.s. I had a guardian angel named Ruth.:)

Cranberry Morning said...

The Polish people have been through so much. It is hard to wrap our minds around the devastation they suffered during WWII and beyond.

Ginny said...

A whole lot of great artwork here. The memorial really stands out and I bet can be seen from quite far away. The tote bags are gorgeous, and I would buy both the big and little one. The ship over the archway is beautiful, there are many craftsmen here.

Hazel Ceej said...

I'm coming! I love bells especially those in old towns. This was a lovely tour. Thanks for sharing it.

orvokki said...

Wonderful photos.

Poppy said...

How lovely that you got to visit and see all the festivities and historical sites from up close. The patina on the facade is beautiful.


Chandra said...

Lovely clock! Particularly love the way you have captured the clock. Bells are great too.
Peace :)

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That is quite an anniversary. Poland's recent story is not a particularly happy one, that's for sure. Britain and France declared war because of the German invasion - but neither country was in any position to do anything to back up their support.

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope Poland remains free!

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