Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Westerplatte

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@17 | 1/160s | f/6.3 | ISO 500

This is where WWII officially began. On September 1st, 1939 at 4:45 AM, Schleswig-Holstein began shelling the Polish garrison. Over the next seven days, 180 Polish soldiers managed to repel repeated attacks of 3500 German Infantry, dive-bombing raids,
naval and heavy field artillery bombardment. On September 7th, Major Henryk Sucharski decided to surrender due to a shortage of ammunition and supplies.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:18 AM

    This is an amazing photo!

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