Betrayal of Poland

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A World at War Betrays the Nation of Poland.

 

(CONTINUED) Some family members retire to bed,
while others talk all night narrating each other's
wartime experiences, sharing views and details
observed from both sides 
of enemy lines.

Padre presents some newspaper clippings printed in
1944-45 without restrictions after the liberation of Rome.

Also, he folds open some articles from the Vatican's
official newspaper, "L'Osservatore Romano."

As they converse, André reaches in his bag and he
pulls out a few issues of "The Stars and Stripes"
that had been circulating in Allied camps.

Victor and Luigi search in their 'newspaper-stack' used
for 'bottle wrapping' and
they find copies about similar
coverage
from the period that's being discussed.

Together with Carlo and Franki, the six men examine
like articles from Mussolini's R.S.I. dated in 1944.

Then, they compare similar articles from liberated Rome,
and from the Vatican – in 'Stars and Stripes' – and some
articles printed in Zurich Switzerland, also from the Swiss
region of Italian Canton Ticino. They talk all night enjoying
each other's company and sharing their intellectual abilities.

They analyze and speculate. They brainstorm the various
newspaper articles and examine each other's inferences
to reach mutually agreed conclusions to build upon.
 

They do it all night searching for insights that might fill their
needs and their voids about Europe's current state of affairs.
They comb thru newspapers for information — seeking facts
and signs, proof and insights, exploring for all the news that
for more than six years had been solidly
blocked by three
international fronts-of-war ... in Europe:

The Western front – the Axis – and the Eastern front.

However, the greatest void that the six friends shared,
the void they equally hungered to fill – was not filled.  
Victor, Carlo, Luigi,
 Padre, André, and Franki, had been
hungry for news about Lwów. They were starved for it.
But even an entire night of research by six men didn't  
release a single scrap of information about Lwów ...    
... as it was tightly held in Joseph Stalin's grip of steel.

By morning, together they conclude that the Third Reich had
begun to stagger soon after its defeat in Stalingrad and that
Hitler's military had been limping backwards ever since
the Soviet Union's successful counter-offensives
 in 1943.

It's morning and the men are ready to eat breakfast and get
some sleep. They summarize the insights gained from their
all night newspaper study
, confirming to each other the
points that they had agreed on. They jot them down:    

They conclude that the Red Army's pursuit for bloody revenge
from the eastern front became the Wehrmacht's fatal concern
only after the debut of the Polish 2nd Corps in the west.

They also conclude that the Third Reich's defeat had begun
on Monte Cassino where Poland's noble cause had given
the Wehrmacht a haunting that would inhibit them.
 

They agree that the fearsome reports about General
Anders' Polish 'Reprisal' with superior warriors had
radiated a certain righteousness posing a formidable
new upright adversary against Germany.

They agree that it consumed Wehrmacht ranks with greater
concern, than did the blood thirsty savagery from the east.

All considered from their long discussions, it's quite
clear to Padre, André, Franki, Victor, Carlo, and Luigi
that the hostile resistance of Poland in the west had
given Germany its fatal blow!
 

That the fall of the Nazi-Fascist Third Reich began
on Monte Cassino ... but it did not end in Bologna!
Instead, Poland's bold fighting spirit had
permeated the
entire western front.

Now the ladies are awake and are preparing breakfast
as the men reach their final undisputed conclusions:

That the war had started with a hateful joint Nazi-Soviet
invasion of Poland in September 1945 had NOT ENDED
with the horrid carnage of beaten Fascist leaders on
29 April 1945 –as many were proclaiming– instead,
the war will not have ended until the other enemy
who conspired to invade Poland is also defeated.

Then and only then, the war will have ended.

They concluded that the gruesome display of Mussolini
hung by his heels, alongside 17 other Fascist leaders
displayed in Milano on 29 April 1945, heralded to
the world that Nazi-Fascism had been forever
defeated.
 BUT, not
 the other enemy equally
as vile as Nazi-Fascism had been, thus the
world's task at hand was only half done!

They were in full agreement that the world's victory over
Nazi-Fascism had been paid by the huge cost of Poland's
immense sacrifices from Monte Cassino in May 1944 and
across Europe's entire western front, coming to an end
on 29 April 1945. And then, they sit to eat breakfast.

The actions of General Władysław Anders' heroic
Polish Second Corps had fulfilled Churchill's
prediction that victory would be achieved
in the soft underbelly of the Third Reich.

 

 

The next day André and Franki return to their garrison camps
in
Macerata and in Monte San Giusto, their assigned post-war
holding stations where they would enjoy more R&R mixed with
local parades, trips to local award ceremonies, and occasional
celebrations with other units of the Polish 2nd Corps.

Summer and fall of 1945 had been joyous
times that our Polish liberators hadn't
seen since 1939, and neither did we.

André and Franki patiently anticipate the repatriation.
Their expected
glorious homecoming as liberators
of Poland with the brave 2nd Corps.

Several of them, with André, Franki, and Padre,
begin planning a sacred ceremonial arrival
in Lwów for their sacrificed heroes.

The Perantoni family would surely be
there also for the solemn occasion.

 


By the end of 1945, the troops of Italy's 'Valoroso IIº Corpo
Polacco' continue 
to share their passionate hopes of an
imminent and victorious homecoming.

Christmas comes, but neither travel orders nor port calls 
are issued to any of the Polish soldiers in Italy.

So then, André, Franki, and their Polish co-patriots reconcile
themselves of having to miss one LAST Christmas without
their families. With encouragement thay justify it assuming
that their 'victorious homecoming' was being delayed for
their units to participate in London's Victory Parade.

André and Franki resolve their new hope that they will go
home directly from London soon after the Victory Parade.
Perhaps
, they hope, the next day, right after the parade. 
In this way, they reconcile themselves.

They firmly believe that 1945 would finally be
their LAST Christmas without their families
...
Their LAST Christmas away from home!
 

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A few months earlier, after the Allied Military Government (AMG) releases
their regional control of northern Italy (in Sept 1945) Victor, Luigi, and Carlo,
hope that international travel might be resumed. That some normalcy would
be restored in Europe. But their various
inquiries about returning to Lwów
are met with negative results.
Some officials even confront their intentions
for traveling to Poland, while others imply that ...
... entry to Poland would not be permitted.

Victor, Luigi, and Carlo decide to not share their negative findings with their
Polish friends, realizing that they had sufficient frustrations of their own.

 So then, the Perantoni family's hopes of returning to Lwów had are
postponed
 until after the national referendum scheduled by the AMG to
take place in June 1946. They hope that Italy might restore the Savoia
Monarchy with a new centralized government ... 
... or elect a new republic with similar rule.

As the 1946 new year begins, the Perantoni family find themselves
in the the same situation as their Polish friends. 
André and Franki
are anxiously waiting to go home to Poland from London after the
Victory Parade which, same as Italy's national referendum,
is also scheduled to take place in June.

The hopes of the Perantoni family for returning to Lwów
are the same hopes that André and Franki share with
thousands other members of the Polish 2nd Corps.

It seems that everyone who is waiting to return home
to Poland, must postpone their hope to June 1946.

Neither our family nor most of our Polish friends are aware of the
treachery that lays ahead: 
The unthinkable 'Betrayal of Poland'
that will soon become a distressing reality ... to all of us.
 

So then, as they wait, the Perantoni family indulges in sharing the
Victory's good cheer with André, Franki,  and other Polish friends.

The Perantoni family does not know that 18 months earlier,
 in July 1944
Joseph Stalin had taken possession of Lwów
and eastern Poland with the intention to never let it go.
 

Most of their Polish friends don't know it either. They don't know
that the Soviets had renamed Lwów ... as "Lviv" in Ukrainian.

The Perantonis don't know that their "Winiarnia Italia" and all of
its contents would become nationalized Communist property.

1946 was NOT going to be a happy new year.
... But they don't know it.

 

 
 
After the Christmas festivities had passed and the New Year's
celebrations had faded, rumors began to circulate among Polish
troops and some of it was being confirmed in the newspapers. 

The 2nd Corps' hopeful expectation of an imminent glorious
return to Poland had begun to fade. It had been the hope that
fueled the Polish Second Corps' fighting spirit in their successful
campaign of victories during 1944 and 1945.

From the day the war had ended, it had been the single most
important expectation shared by André and Franki and other
members of the Polish 2nd Corps. They had been waiting and
hoping for nine months, and counting! It had been their fervent
hope of a looming return to their beloved "Free Poland" ...
... but their hope had begun to fade!

1946 brought them great dissatisfaction upon learning that
they would NOT be invited to participate in London's Victory
Parade in which all other Allied nations would be marching!

It had been tragic news for Poland's Armed Forces everywhere
in Europe for it had been perceived as a dark omen, an alarming
portent that they had been betrayed ... and that perhaps their
beloved nation had been betrayed also!

The Polish Armed Forces' great hope of a victorious homecoming,
which had given them the 'esprit-de-corps' and fighting strength
during the war ... had become ill-fated in 1946.

Later in 1946, their hope of going home had been reduced to
just a 'possibility'. A faint optimism that sooner or later they
might be able to go home ... in one way, or another.

Their dim hope, however, was becoming short-lived also!

The Polish 2nd Corps in Italy had been waiting in vain for
their victorious return to their cherished "Free Poland."

Soon "il valoroso Corpo Polacco" would find out that their
treasured country, for which they had fought and many
had died ... had been betrayed by the world's leaders.

Soon they would find out that Poland had been handed
over to its original enemy, the Bolshevik Soviet Union.
The enemy who had originally invaded Poland in a secret
conspiracy with Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany in 1939!

Act 3 will treat these facts in acted scenes of the protagonists
and their friends engaged in emotional dialogs, mixed with
superscripts, short newsreels and vintage headlines.

 

 

Since 1918, the nation of Poland had protected the free world from
communist expansion had and blocked Bolshevik aggression with
the valiant action of Lwów's Polish Cavalry in 1920. 

But in 1945 Poland had been betrayed by those she had protected.

WWII had been the world's bloodiest war. In its closing stages, the
leaders of the free world dishonored millions of sacrificed warriors
from all Allied nations who fought and died to defeat the cancerous
treachery that had started the war in 1939 and to prevent a similar
treachery from being repeated again.

Allied sacrified warriors, along with countless sacrified fighters from
Poland, had been dishonored by the free world's delegated leaders
by handing Poland over to the villain who had been responsible for
starting the war in in the first place. The villain was Joseph Stalin.

In1939 Stalin had defied the free world in scheming an underhanded
conspiracy with Adolf Hitler to invade Poland, to share its spoils, and
to eradicate it totally from the map of nations in Europe.

It was the conspiracy that had triggered WWII and cost the world
over 70 million lives. But, in complete disregard of those facts, the
the leaders of the free world fulfilled Stalin's original ploy, in 1945.

They gave Poland away to the free world's worst enemy, Bolshevik
Joseph Stalin, who in turn rendered the victorious army of Poland's
noble warriors into a global crowd of homeless exiles.

Afterwards, he created his own dim version of a Bolshevik Poland.

With Poland in Boshevik captivity and the conceptual 'Free Poland'
scattered and homeless all over the globe, the post-war leaders of
the free world took the laudable credit of the heroic warfare fought
by Poland's armed forces – and gave themselves Victory Parades.

That year 1946, Poland's heroic but homeless armed forces gradually
learn that they had been FURTHER BETRAYED, as the Soviet Union
decrees that all members of Poland's former armed forces would be
considered to be ENEMIES of the BOLSHEVIK POLISH STATE.

It was Stalin's method to crush any resurgence of Polish nationalism.

Consequently, Poland's homeless Armed Forces come to realize that
their betrayal would also affect the lives of their families in distant
Bolshevik Poland. Thus, former Polish warriors everywhere become
enveloped by another apprehension – that the very sanctity of their
family bond had been ripped apart by godless Bolsheviks!

A single political compromise by two overwhelmed, inconsiderate
world leaders promoted Bolshevik tyranny on the social, economic,
cultural, and religious foundations of Polish families.

 


In 1946, heroic Polish soldiers realize all that their betrayal
really means to them – and to their loved ones back home.
How being marked as enemies of their own country would
affect the rest of their lives — and how the rest of their
families' lives too, would be affected, as well.

AT VERY BEST, returning to Poland meant living as marginal
citizens, prevented from getting a higher education, and
working at menial jobs with no opportunities for higher
positions.
 All because Joseph Stalin felt it necessary
to oppress Polish identity and nationalism.

For the majority of the Polish military, returning to Poland
meant certain persecution
, imprisonment, or even death.
As a result, most of these gallant veterans could not,
or had to choose, not to go home to their families!

Aside from the two villain nations, Germany and Russia
who had defied the world and started the war in 1939, 
Poland had suffered the war's greatest combined
military and civilian deaths in Europe.

Still, they had been betrayed by the 'Big 3' – moreover, 
it was also a crime against Poland's surviving families!




The politics that promoted the betrayal of Poland had also
caused a great trespass of mankind's authority on earth ...

... It broke-up the families of noble Polish fighters.
The heroes who defeated Nazi-Fascism in Europe.

The betrayal of Poland had been more than a political
compromise. It was spiritual defiance against God!

It was a defiance against the teachings of Jesus:
  "What God had yoked together, let no man put apart."

It was defiance by the Soviet Union and ratified by
by Allied nations – against the rulings of Heaven!

Defiance by godless Bolsheviks with the approval of
western nations, most of who profess to be Christian!

The betrayal had affected the lives of about 250.000
members of Poland's armed forces dispersed in Europe.
They all had families, and at least half of them had wives.

Ultimately, about 100,000 had returned to their
families subjecting themselves and their loved
ones to unrelenting Soviet persecution.

For their families well-being, the remainder had to make
a very difficult choice ... so they never returned home!

For them there was no good choice to make, aside from
bringing huge misery and troubles upon their families,
and possibly also making widows of their wives! 

So, they could never return home after having fought
so valiantly. After their great victories and huge
sacrifices ... they could never go home!

 

 

The lives of the Polish nation had been shattered in 1939
... and remained broken for at least three generations.

Even today, most Polish people can relate how their families
had suffered after 1939 and consequently, 
how their lives
had been transformed in the aftermath.

After having bravely fought and defeated Nazi-Fascism in Italy,
André and Franki and their
 friends of the Polish 2 Corps
could never have imagined that Poland would be handed
to their enemy,
 to endure a historical 50-year captivity.

Victorious Polish soldiers, noble warriors feared by the Third Reich
— the greatest heroes of WWII —
they had been defeated
by a devious compromise by the world's leaders.

Poland's heroes, unbeatable on the battlefield,
had been dealt a treacherous political defeat.

 

SOON TO BE CONTINUED:
True Historical Cases with added Scenes and Dialog.

 

POLAND: The Unconquered.

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