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  Documentary film ''The Land of My Mother'', narrated by Eve Curie, which used footage from the 1938 film Beautiful Poland. This film was created for the 1939 New York World's Fair, and for many years was considered a lost film. It is the only color film documenting the beauty of pre-war Poland.

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Tadeusz Kosciuszko is one of the most admirable figures and fighters for independence in the history of the eighteenth century. Born in Mereczowszczyzna, Poland in 1746, he became known as a fortification engineer, a general in the Polish and American armies, and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces during the Kosciuszko insurrection in 1794. After completing his studies in Paris, Kosciuszko returned to Poland, but under the occupation, he found it difficult to find employment in the Polish army. When news of the American fight for independence with the United Kingdom came, he decided to travel through the ocean....

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Giewont is by far the the most distinctive of the Tatra peaks, and it has been revered by the Highlanders since time immemorial. It's silhouette has long been likened to that of a Sleeping Knight, with his plumed helmet curling away at the westernmost extent. 'Giewont is the real king of the area,' wrote Maria Stecszkowska in 1858, ' it seems the highest, the best of all the fells... the inhabitants of Zakopane call Giewont their father, and they hold it in a special kind of respect. Its ridge serves them as a sundial; and when the sun rises over it,...

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