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Bear Arms

Bear Arms

Features 1 December 2015 0

A new statue in Edinburgh celebrates the life of Wojtek, a ‘soldier bear’ who fought at Monte Cassino alongside Polish troops… By Stuart Dowell | Photographs by George Marczek   Living in Warsaw, most of us are probably familiar with at least two bears: those that choke on exhaust fumes... Read more
Hope Against Hope

Hope Against Hope

Features 8 September 2015 0

It’s a picture that has compelled people for decades: now, the search is on to find the girl pictured in one of the classic photos of post-war Warsaw. By Stuart Dowell | Photograph by profimedia/corbis/Reginald Kenny  Warsaw, 1946. A young girl, possibly 8 or 9 years old, although after... Read more
Foreigners on the Battlefield
With August 1st marking the anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, we take a deeper look at the role foreigners played in the insurgency… By Stuart Dowell, Illustration Michał Miszkurka Although often thought of as a straight battle between the Poles and the Germans, there were in fact a... Read more