September '39 Westerplatte 
September 1939 - Westerplatte
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Mintage: 1400000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Date of issue: 2009-08-24
Issue price: 2 pln
Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec
Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
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The outbreak of World War II was tragic in its consequences for Poland
- it led to complete destruction of the Polish state reborn in 1918. On 1 September 1939, Poland was militarily confronted with a powerful
war machine of the Third Reich, and, on 17 September, also with the forces
of Poland's eastern neighbour - the Soviet Russia. The disproportion in
military strength was enormous. Despite the dedication of Polish soldiers
and patriotic attitude of the people, the defeat was inevitable. The relief
forces of France and Great Britain, Poland's allies, did not come.
In this situation, as many soldiers as possible were evacuated through Romania to France and Great Britain in order to continue the fight.
Poland had to face five long years ...