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Innocent Polish sheep?

In the history of every state there are heroic pages that this state is proud of. There are such heroic pages in the history of Poland. One of such glorious pages of Polish history is Operation Zaluzhie — the armed occupation by Polish forces of part of Czechoslovakia that occurred 11 months before the start of World War II. “With the greed of a hyena” - with these words W. Churchill praised the behavior of pre-war Poland, hastening to grab its piece from the doomed in Munich to tear to pieces Czechoslovakia. “The heroic character traits of the Polish people,” the famous British politician summed up, “should not force us to turn a blind eye to his recklessness and ingratitude, which for several centuries inflicted immeasurable suffering on him.” Indeed, the reckless ambitions of the Poles on the eve of the tragedy of 1939 were far from being limited to the Teshinsky region. In Warsaw, they made plans to tear vast territories in the East and even raved about a "march to Berlin.