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  Plaque to Lt.-Commander Zbigniew Przybyszewski
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At the battery named after Heliodor Laskowski you can see a plaque commemorating its commander Lt. Zbigniew Przybyszewski. His battery heroically put up a fight against the overwhelming German forces for 32 days in the campaign of 1939. Hel was the last place in Poland to surrender. Lieutenant-commander Zbigniew Przybyszewski survived the war. Sadly, like many Polish officers, unjustly charged with treason, he was sentenced to death by the Communist authorities and killed on 16 December 1952. The plaque was founded in 2007 on his 100th birthday.
The inscription on the plaque says:
(in translation)

'It is sweet and honourable to die for your country,
Bitter when in its name a hero is murdered.'

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  • Updated May 21, 2008
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