The Gleiwitz incident

Did you know the tallest standing wooden structure in Europe is the Gliwice Radio Tower (118 metres or 387 feet) and that this historic radio tower was the scene of the Gleiwitz incident on 31 August 1939? You can read about this famous “false flag” operation here, via Wikipedia, or better yet, you can watch the 1961 East German film Der Fall Gleiwitz (see below) or the 1979 Polish made-for-TV movie Operacja Himmler, both of which tell the story of the dramatic events leading up to this incident and to Germany’s invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939.

Der Fall Gleiwitz (1961)

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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