WW2 IOW bombing remembered 75 years on

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-39807247

A Polish warship has arrived in the Isle of Wight to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of air raids during World War Two. The Gniezno sailed into Cowes to mark the start of four days of events to mark the anniversary...Seventy people died when Nazi bombers attacked the island on 4 May 1942.At the time a Polish destroyer, ORP Błyskawica, happened to be in Cowes for repairs and played a key role in anti-aircraft defence....

More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-39835265/why-is-there-a-polish-warship-in-the-isle-of-wight
 
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Nippit

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If you are in Gdynia in Poland you can see ORP Blyskawica. She is on display there and is the oldest preserved destroyer in the world. I think she was built in the Isle of Wight.
 
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If you are in Gdynia in Poland
Which, as it happens, is twinned with Guzz.
Went to Gdynia once. On a warship. Not sure which or when. And I don't remember seeing any destroyers of any sort. In fact I can't remember much about it at all, as I was mostly leathered.
 
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I did a tour round her a couple of years ago. Quite impressed with the guide and the way he related the ship's history, especially to the school kids.
 
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Which, as it happens, is twinned with Guzz.
Went to Gdynia once. On a warship. Not sure which or when. And I don't remember seeing any destroyers of any sort. In fact I can't remember much about it at all, as I was mostly leathered.
Hope you didn't get leathered on Polish Spiritus Rektyfikowany as ,when it came to destroyers, you would have been drinking it.
 
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