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Poland: Thousands march in memory of anti-communist 'Cursed Soldiers'01:44

Poland: Thousands march in memory of anti-communist 'Cursed Soldiers'

Poland, Lublin
March 1, 2016 at 23:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people marched through Lublin, Tuesday, to commemorate Poland's post-World War II anti-communist fighters, known as the 'Cursed Soldiers.'

The so-called 'Cursed Soldiers' were groups of Polish nationalist guerrillas that formed towards the end of World War II to fight against the communist government installed by the Soviet Union following the liberation of Poland. Whilst most of the guerrillas were wiped out by 1948 some remained and fought against the communist government for almost 20 years after the end of WWII.

On Tuesday events were held across Poland as the country marked a day of remembrance for the so-called 'Cursed Soldiers.' Events took place in several cities and towns including Warsaw where Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo led tributes and met with several veterans during the day.

Poland: Thousands march in memory of anti-communist 'Cursed Soldiers'01:44
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Thousands of people marched through Lublin, Tuesday, to commemorate Poland's post-World War II anti-communist fighters, known as the 'Cursed Soldiers.'

The so-called 'Cursed Soldiers' were groups of Polish nationalist guerrillas that formed towards the end of World War II to fight against the communist government installed by the Soviet Union following the liberation of Poland. Whilst most of the guerrillas were wiped out by 1948 some remained and fought against the communist government for almost 20 years after the end of WWII.

On Tuesday events were held across Poland as the country marked a day of remembrance for the so-called 'Cursed Soldiers.' Events took place in several cities and towns including Warsaw where Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo led tributes and met with several veterans during the day.

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