Without a declaration of war, Nazi Germany attacked Poland, bombing the town of Wielun near what was then the German border as well as sites around the Free City of Danzig, now Gdansk. The invasion is viewed as the start of the Second World War.
Until now, the Battle of Westerplatte on September 1, 1939, officially marked the start of World War II. But this year, the 80th anniversary is also being commemorated in Wielun, bombed minutes earlier. Here's why.
Experts say a German tanker that sank in the Baltic Sea at the end of World War II will sooner or later cause an environmental catastrophe. But getting authorities to take action is proving difficult.
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