July 15, 2024

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Warsaw Uprising’s most important radio station marks anniversary of first broadcast (Poland)

Regarded as the best-known and most important of all the insurgent radio stations, today marks the 79th anniversary of the first broadcast made by Radiostacja Błyskawica.

Crackling into life at 9.45, the opening words were spoken by Zbigniew Świętochowski.

“Hello, this is Blyskawica,” he announced. “The Home Army broadcasting station in Warsaw is on 32.8 and 52.1 m.”

After introducing the station’s frequency, Świętochowski continued with a general rallying call to Poles around the world. “The spirit of Warsaw is wonderful. The women of Warsaw are also wonderful – they are everywhere; on the frontlines with the soldiers or as nurses.

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