75 years ago the Home Army was founded


Honoring the Home Army, the Polish Parliament passed a resolution:

Seventy-five years ago, on February 14, 1942, by order of Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces General Władysław Sikorski, the underground Union of Armed Struggle (Związek Walki Zbrojnej) operating in occupied Poland was transformed into the Home Army (Armia Krajowa - AK), whose activity is one of the most glorious pages in the history of Poland and which made a huge contribution to the fight for Europe's freedom.

The Home Army was the best organized and largest underground army in occupied Europe. It consisted of over two hundred organizations. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers, who gained their combat experience in the conditions of urban conspiracy and partisanship, were able to challenge the regular army in open combat: first during Operation Tempest - an operation against the Germans initiated when the first Red Army troops entered the territory of the Second Republic of Poland, and then in the Warsaw Uprising - the largest and longest insurgent battle in occupied Europe, which inspired the thoughts and dreams of free Poles for the next half century.

After the end of World War II, Home Army soldiers were persecuted and harassed by the communist authorities and sentenced to many years of imprisonment or even death.
After years of armed struggle against the occupants, there came a time of struggle for truth and memory. Their great determination and faith in victory, which kept them on the battlefield, made it possible to preserve the truth about Poland during World War II and did not allow the memory of their comrades-in-arms who had been killed, murdered and expelled from their homeland to be destroyed.

Today, the Home Army is not only a symbol of the fight for a free and independent Republic of Poland, but also a symbol of the highest values such as bravery, patriotism and willingness to make sacrifices for the good of Poland.

The Sejm of the Republic of Poland pays tribute to all the soldiers of the Home Army and expresses its conviction that their attitude will be a moral signpost for future generations of Poles, releasing a sense of national pride and creating a bond with the Homeland.


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