Where WW II begins - Westerplatte discussion
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Where WW II begins - Westerplatte
Westerplatte is where World War II broke out on 1 September 1939 4:47 am, situated at the entrance to the harbour of Gdańsk (Danzig). The Polish garrison held out against the attack for seven days before surrendering to the Nazi German forces, and the site is now a memorial to the defenders, including a small museum, some of the ruins left from the shelling and a massive monument that towers above the area.