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Westerplatte (1967)

Dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The first target of German troops in the invasion of Poland is a small garrison at Westerplatte. Outnumbered and out-gunned, the Poles mount a fierce defense against an overwhelming enemy.
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Maj. Henryk Sucharski (as Zygmunt Hubner)
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Capt. Franciszek Dabrowski
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Cpl. Bronislaw Grudzinski
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Capt. Mieczyslaw Slaby, Medical Officer
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Mate Bernard Rygielski
Mariusz Gorczynski ...
Pvt. Jan Czywil
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Sgt. Kazimierz Rasinski, Radio Operator
Jerzy Kaczmarek ...
Cpl. Wladyslaw Baran
Andrzej Kozak ...
Pvt. Eugeniusz Aniolek
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Adam Kwiatkowski ...
Cpl. Wladyslaw Domon
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Sgt. Wojciech Najsarek, Station-Master
Mieczyslaw Milecki ...
Lt. Stefan Grodecki
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Westerplatte is a small peninsula at the entry to the Gdansk Harbour. Before World War II, it functioned as a Polish ammunition depot in the Free City of Danzig/Gdansk. Its crew consisted of one infantry company and a group of civilians, 182 people in total. It was the only Polish guard-post at the mouth of the Vistula River, with as little as five sentries, one field cannon, two anti-armour guns and four mortars. It was the first obstacle to Hitler's predatory march across Europe. The first shots of World War II were fired here. This film tells the story of Westerplatte's courageous defenders. Written by Jasiu

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Ens. Jan Gryczman: Why are you shaking? You came here to fight!
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In my opinion it's the best Polish war movie.
3 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

For me it's the best Polish war movie. This true story about almost 200 hundred Polish soldiers became a legend in Poland. Westerplatte it's a peninsula near Gdansk and there first shots of II world war was fired. Proportion of Polish and German forces was 1:20 (one Polish soldier to 20 German). German used Cuirassier "Schleswig Holstein", other Ships, Dive Bombers to beat Polish soldiers who was supposed to defence by 12 hours. They defend 7 days. In this movie you'll see all this heroes and how was it in real. German thought that it will be easy job, but they don't knew that on the Westerplatte was hide 5 sentrys, outposts and Polish soldiers was the best in they speciality. Great cinematography, great acting. It's the great movie.


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