Truth is a casualty 80 years after start of second world war

The Guardian

As leaders gather for commemoration in Poland, nationalists exploit the events of 1939 Shortly before 5am on 1 September 1939, the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein fired at a garrison of Polish soldiers stationed on the Westerplatte peninsula, part of what was then the internationally administered city of Danzig, now Polish Gdańsk. The attack marked the start of a war that would eventually kill millions and go down as the most appalling conflict in the history of humanity. As the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the second world war approaches on Sunday and European leaders head to …

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