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1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)

Tajemnica Westerplatte (original title)
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
Robert Zoledziewski ...
Franciszek Dabrowski
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Wincenty Sobocinski
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Mieczyslaw Slaby
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Stefan Ludwik Grodecki
Przemyslaw Cypryanski ...
Zdzislaw Kregielski
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Jan Gryczman
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Piotr Buder
Kazimierz Mazur ...
Edmund Szamlewski
Jakub Wesolowski ...
Bernard Rygielski
Andrzej Grabowski ...
Adolf Petzelt
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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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True war movie that is worth watching but don't expect wall to wall excitement. Fighting scenes are lacking. I say B-
18 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"If we go to war no one will back us up." September 1st, 1939, the Polish city of Gdansk is an important port city that the German's are looking to take control of. Trying not to scare the entire country the army decides to send a small group of 600 soldiers against the Germans with only one goal, hold out for at least 12 hours. When it becomes clear that no support is coming for them and with dwindling supplies and medical aid they have to decide to fight till the last man falls or surrender. This is a true story of the first battle of WWII. This is not a terrible war movie at all and is worth seeing but it is pretty slow moving and the war scenes leave something to be desired. The movie is interesting though and really makes you understand what the Polls went through in the beginning of Hitler's advance but it is just a little too slow in some parts to stay fully focused on. Overall, a true war movie that is worth watching but don't expect wall to wall excitement. I give it a B-.


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