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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • OPCW NEWS

  • 5 June 2015

    OPCW is organizing a presentation of a film „Buried memories”, to be followed with a discussion, at Humanity House in The Hague on June 9.

    Due to the centennial of the first gas attack that took place during the First World War near the Belgian town of Ypres, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, has made a film about Bolimów - Polish Ypres. The project is supported by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

     

    In the area of Bolimów, toxic gas was used as a weapon on 31st May 1915. It was the first such attack on the Eastern Front of the First World War. Bolimów is situated 50 km west of Warsaw, by the Rawka River. Though the history of the battle that took place there is not widely known, the trails of the triple gas attack are still buried in nearby woods.  In order to remind people of that event, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, has made a film about Bolimów. The documentary gives a closer look at what took place a century ago.

     

     

    We encourage you to take part in the presentation of the film and the discussion to be held in English.

     

    More at http://humanityhouse.org/en/event/buried-memories/

     

     

     

    The film may be watched also on our webside.

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