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Cursed Soldiers


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Cursed Soldiers

  1. 1. Cursed Soldiers <br>also known as Damned Soldiers <br>
  2. 2. Cursed Soldiers or Damned Soldiers is a name applied to a variety of Polish<br>
  3. 3. resistance movements formed in the later stages of World War II and afterwards.<br>
  4. 4. Created by members of the Polish Secret State, these clandestine organizations continued<br>
  5. 5. their armed struggle against the Stalinist government of Poland well into the mid-1950s.<br>
  6. 6. The biggest battle of Polish resistance against Russian forces took place on May 6–7, 1945,<br>
  7. 7. in the village of Kuryłówka in southeastern Poland. The battle fought against the Soviet 2nd <br>Border Regiment of the NKVD, ended in a victory for the underground forces commanded<br>
  8. 8. by Mjr. Przysiężniak (&quot;Marek&quot;). The anti-communist fighters killed up to 70 Russian agents. <br>The NKVD troops retreated in haste, only to reappear in the village later on and burn it to the ground destroying over 730 buildings.<br>
  9. 9. One of the biggest communist anti-partisan operations took place from June 10–25, 1945, in and around the Suwałki and Augustów regions of Poland. The &quot;Augustów roundup&quot; was a joint<br>
  10. 10. operation of the Red Army, the Soviet NKVD, and SMERSH battalions with the assistance from Polish UB and LWP units, against underground Home Army soldiers.<br>
  11. 11. More than 2,000 suspected anti-communist Polish fighters were captured and detained in Russian internment camps. About 600 of the &quot;Augustow Missing&quot; are presumed to<br>
  12. 12. have died in Russian custody, their bodies buried in unknown mass graves on the present territory of Russia.<br>
  13. 13. In total in the early 1950s nearly 250,000 former WWII underground fighter were held in prisons or work camp and 20,000 were killed, assassinated or tortured to death by Russian NKVD and Polish UB (Security Bureau).<br>
  14. 14. In memory of our veterans and heroes<br><br>