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Westerplatte Resists (1967)

Westerplatte (original title)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zygmunt Hübner ... Maj. Henryk Sucharski (as Zygmunt Hubner)
Arkadiusz Bazak ... Capt. Franciszek Dabrowski
Tadeusz Schmidt ... Ens. Jan Gryczman
Józef Nowak ... Cpl. Piotr Buder
Tadeusz Plucinski ... Cpl. Bronislaw Grudzinski
Bogusz Bilewski ... Capt. Mieczyslaw Slaby, Medical Officer
Bohdan Ejmont ... Mate Bernard Rygielski
Mariusz Gorczynski Mariusz Gorczynski ... Pvt. Jan Czywil
Zbigniew Józefowicz ... Sgt. Kazimierz Rasinski, Radio Operator
Jerzy Kaczmarek Jerzy Kaczmarek ... Cpl. Wladyslaw Baran
Andrzej Kozak Andrzej Kozak ... Pvt. Eugeniusz Aniolek
Andrzej Krasicki ... Col. Karl Henke
Adam Kwiatkowski Adam Kwiatkowski ... Cpl. Wladyslaw Domon
Józef Lodynski ... Sgt. Wojciech Najsarek, Station-Master
Mieczyslaw Milecki 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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Drama | War

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | German

Release Date:

1 September 1967 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Westerplatte Resists See more »

Filming Locations:

Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

P.P. Film Polski See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sgt. Leonard Piotrowski: This is Major Sucharski. Commandant of Westerplatte.
Col. Henke: Colonel Henke. Congratulations Major.
[salute]
Col. Henke: Can I ask you why you capitulated? Was it the last assault?
Sgt. Leonard Piotrowski: He's asking what has compelled us to surrender... whether it was their last assault?
Maj. Henryk Sucharski: No. We repelled the last assault
Col. Henke: May we visit your stronghold?
German Soldier: There they are, the bandits!
Col. Henke: It was worth to fighting for so long?
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In my opinion it's the best Polish war movie.
3 July 2004 | by wojan2See 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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