Frantic 7 - The Story of Two Flags

Thursday, 28th November 2019

2nd Air Division Memorial Library

The Forum - Norwich

The NPHG and the Second Air Division USAAF Memorial Library welcomed representatives of the Polish National Foundation from Warsaw to the Forum for a fascinating and sometimes harrowing account of how USAAF planes belatedly air-dropped arms and supplies to Polish insurgents fighting in the calamitous 63-day Warsaw Uprising of 1944 against German forces. 250,000 Poles lost their lives during the fighting and Warsaw was razed to the ground.
 

Norfolk had a connection with the missions as B-17 Flying Fortress bombers from Thorpe Abbott's airbase took part and members of the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum were in attendance with a display archive materials at the event. 

The event proved to very successful with an audience of 100 guests. General Lord Dannatt and the Worshipful Sheriff of Norwich Dr Marian Prinsley were guests of honour.

General Lord Dannatt

Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk

makes the opening address

Stefan Thomson - Political Historian

from the Polish National Foundation

gives the Frantic 7 Lecture

Dr Marian Prinsley 

Sheriff of Norwich 

welcomes the audience

Beata Slawinska Project Coordinator

with the Polish National Foundation

makes her maiden speech in English

Refreshments are served

The Warsaw Uprising

principal focus of the lecture

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