We Cannot Be Beaten

TIME'S Eastern European Bureau Chief Richard Hornik spent the first ten days of Poland's state of emergency in Gdansk and Warsaw, operating as best he could under a communications blackout, tight censorship and restrictions on travel. Last week he flew from Warsaw to Paris, where he wrote this firsthand account of life under General Jaruzelski 's martial-law regime. His report:

"They should know that we cannot be beaten," said a 30-year-old Pole. "It may take three or five years, but we will be back." That sort of spirit has made it impossible to "beat"...

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