The 6th anniversary of the defence of Westerplatte on 1 September 1939.
Westerplatte is the promontory guarding the harbour entrance of Gdańsk.
It was here that the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein fired the first salvo of World War II on 1 September 1939.
For a full week, the 170 badly equipped Poles held off the combined assault of aircraft, heavy guns and more than 3000 German troops, after which Poland was invaded by the Nazi's and the Soviets.
Fischer XIX (Polskie Termopile Westerplatte
Westerplatte photography (earthtrip.putzig.com)
374 nz (imperforate)
374 nz (imperforate) used
Fischer 374 cancelled in Lublin (Tydzień Majdanka, the Majdanek week, 1-8 September 1945)