A report on Greater Poland

A map of Greater Poland/Great Poland during Piast period from the Codex diplomaticus Maioris Poloniae, based on data from historical documents
A map of Polish dialects. The area where Greater Poland's dialect is spoken is marked in violet.
Poznań Town Hall
Palace of the Raczyński family in Rogalin, within the Rogalin Landscape Park
Gniezno cathedral
Kalisz Town Hall
Leszno town hall
Marian sanctuary in Licheń near Konin

Historical region of west-central Poland.

- Greater Poland

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Left to right, top to bottom: Luftwaffe bombers over Poland; attacking the Westerplatte; Danzig Police destroying the Polish border post; German tank and armored car formation; German and Soviet troops shaking hands; bombing of Warsaw.

Invasion of Poland

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Joint attack on the Republic of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union which marked the beginning of World War II.

Joint attack on the Republic of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union which marked the beginning of World War II.

Left to right, top to bottom: Luftwaffe bombers over Poland; attacking the Westerplatte; Danzig Police destroying the Polish border post; German tank and armored car formation; German and Soviet troops shaking hands; bombing of Warsaw.
Vyacheslav Molotov signs the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, a German–Soviet non-aggression pact.
Planned and actual divisions of Poland, according to the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, with later adjustments
The map shows the beginning of World War II in September 1939 in a European context.
Polish Infantry
Bofors 37 mm anti-tank gun on the fire post during exercises
Polish PZL P.11 fighter aircraft
Polish PZL.37 Łoś medium bombers with crews
Polish 7TP light tanks in formation during maneuvers
Dispositions of the opposing forces on 31 August 1939, with the German order of battle overlaid in pink.
Deployment of German, Polish and Slovak divisions immediately before the German invasion.
A camouflaged Polish P-11 fighter at a combat airfield
Peking Plan: Polish destroyers evacuate the Baltic Sea en route to the United Kingdom.
Map showing the advances made by the Germans, and the disposition of all troops from 1 to 14 September
Wieluń was destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing.
Front page of French newspaper Paris-Soir, France Declares War on Germany, 3 September 1939
Hitler watching German soldiers march into Poland in September 1939.
Cheerful German and Slovak soldiers posing with a group of local Lemkos in Komańcza, September 1939.
Polish infantry in attack
Bombed Polish Army column during the Battle of the Bzura
German troops during the fighting in the streets of Warsaw
Disposition of all troops following the Soviet invasion.
Polish antiaircraft artillery in Lwów, 1939
Red Army enters the provincial capital of Wilno during the Soviet invasion, 19 September 1939
Nurses care for infants in a makeshift maternity ward at Saint Sophia Hospital in besieged Warsaw. During bombardment.
A girl cries over the body of her 14-year-old sister who was strafed by the Luftwaffe
Hitler attends a Wehrmacht victory parade in Warsaw on 5 October 1939
German and Soviet troops shaking hands following the invasion
Polish troops withdrawn to Hungary in September 1939
German soldiers removing Polish government insignia
1st Polish Corps on exercise in Scotland in 1941
Battlefield at Krojanty
Polish uhlan with anti-tank rifle (Wz. 35), 1938
Polish soldiers with anti-aircraft artillery near the Warsaw Central Station in the first days of September 1939.
American embassy in Warsaw during the German air raid in September 1939. Visible shattered window.

Polish forces abandoned the regions of Pomerelia (the Polish Corridor), Greater Poland and Polish Upper Silesia in the first week.