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Sailor of the Navy of the Republic of Poland Stands to Attention in Front of Polish Flag

A sailor of the Navy of the Republic of Poland stands to attention in front of the national Polish flag during a wreath laying ceremony in Westerplatte near Gdansk, Poland.

 

HMS Bulwark's ship's company laid a wreath in memory of the fallen at Westerplatte at the start of WWII.

 

Westerplatte is a peninsula in Gdansk at the mouth of the Vistula and is noted as the place where the first shots of WWII were fired. 200 Polish soldiers defended the position for 7 days until they ran out of resources and were finally forced to surrender. The monument resembles an inverted sword with only the hilt and handle visible and stands to this day as a symbol of resistance by the Poles against the German invaders.Photographer: LA(PHOT) Martin Carney

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Taken on February 19, 2012