Remembrance We Could Do Nothing

Now 79, Loc (pronounced lotz) was a Polish lieutenant when the invasion began.

The stillness was shattered by the howling and screeching and booming of German bombers and artillery. The Messerschmitts came at us in waves. We could do nothing. We had no antiaircraft guns. We had nothing to return fire at their long-range artillery. Two hours after it began we were panic stricken, and our entire battalion jumped out of the trenches and ran toward our regimental headquarters.

Only half the battalion made it. We continued running and walking, but wherever we turned we met German artillery and tank fire....

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