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1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
"Tajemnica Westerplatte" (original title)

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September 1st, 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein marks the start of World War II by firing on the garrison stationed at the Westerplatte peninsula in Poland.

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Henryk Sucharski
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Franciszek Dabrowski
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Wincenty Sobocinski
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Mieczyslaw Slaby
Borys Szyc ...
Stefan Ludwik Grodecki
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Piotr Buder
Kazimierz Mazur ...
Edmund Szamlewski
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Miroslaw Baka
Andrzej Grabowski ...
Adolf Petzelt
Bartosz Obuchowicz ...
Leon Pajak
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Józef Kita
Tomasz Sobczak ...
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September 1st, 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein marks the start of World War II by firing on the garrison stationed at the Westerplatte peninsula in Poland.

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An unequivocal "meh"
20 August 2013 | by (Rockwall, Texas) – See all my reviews

The topic fascinated me, and seeing Polish soldiers in action is such a rare treat that I just had to buy this film. Unfortunately, many important action scenes happen off-screen, and we are just told about them later.

It almost seems as though the director was embarrassed to make a "simple" action movie, and so felt compelled to engage in psycho-drama to fill out the tale. I liked most of the actors, though, as an American, I was unfamiliar with them. I liked the sets, weapons, uniforms, and so forth.

Overall a disappointment, but a nice try.


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