Thursday, December 1, 2022


This is coolbert:

As proposed an American-style cemetery for Polish war dead the Ukraine Conflict seen as abhorrent? Controversial at the least?

"Ukraine War - A Contentious Graveyard In Poland"

"An independent Polish news site, Niezaleizny Dziennik Polityczny, has an interesting piece about Polish losses in the war in Ukraine."

"I [moonofalabama] can not confirm the reports veracity but since at least 2014 the site has regularly published several news and opinion pieces per day. It seems to be opposed to the current conservative PiS led government in Poland."

From moonofalabama November 28, 2022.

"In early November, the regional media announced plans to create burials similar to American war cemeteries in Olsztyn. The reports sparked a wave of indignation, both among the city's residents and Poles across the country. 'This is a necropolis for Poles? We are from a different culture' this is how indignant users in social media reacted to the strange ideas of the city council."


The municipal cemetery in Dywity is the main necropolis in Olsztyn and covers over 35 ha [eighty-six acres]. Today it is loud about it all over Poland, because soon it will look like a war cemetery in the USA. It has to be like in an American movie. A large lawn with identical tombstones on it. Without trees, benches, angels bending over the dead. The tombstones will be the same, they will only differ in color. Their manufacturers provided for only three: black, gray and red-brown.

Article gives an idea too of the number of Polish dead the Ukraine Conflict! 

"The number of wounded is probably three times the number of dead, though that can vary depending on the war's circumstance. It means that in total some 4800 men of the Polish contingent in Ukraine were wounded or killed. Is that one third of the Polish 'mercenary' forces in Ukraine? Is it more? Or less?"

It should not be considered strange to find Poles fighting in the Ukraine as distinct [?] military units. That western part of Ukraine prior to 1939 was Polish sovereign territory. Polish troops the Ukraine Conflict better referred to as interventionists than mercenaries?


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