The Cipher Bureau: A Poland Travel and History Blog

Discover Poland's past and present through the Poland at War Tours blog. From travel tips and recommendations to deep dives into lesser-known aspects of Poland's wartime story — the best of Polish history and travel, all in one place.

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The Story of the Łodz Ghetto

Join Poland at War Tours as we explore the dark history of the Łódź Ghetto. Explore our Polish history blog for more WW2 articles.

Holocaust Books You Should Read

Join us at the Poland at War Tours history blog as we discuss must-read Holocaust books. Read more…

The Polish Government-in-Exile During WW2

Join Poland at War Tours as we discuss the Polish Government-in-Exile during World War II. Read more…

16 of the Greatest World War Two Films

Join Poland at War Tours as we look at 1616 of the Greatest World War Two Films 16 of the Greatest World War Two Films 16 of the Greatest World...

Righteous Among the Nations: Poles Who Saved Jewish Lives

Join Poland at War Tours as we discuss the Polish Righteous Among the Nations: Poles who saved Jewish lives during WW2. Read more…

The Life and Legacy of Witold Pilecki: The Polish Soldier Who Voluntarily Entered Auschwitz

Join Poland at War Tours as we explore the story of one of Poland’s greatest heroes, Witold Pilecki – the man who voluntarily entered Auschwitz.

The Miracle of the Vistula (Battle of Warsaw): How the Polish Army Stopped the Soviet Invasion

Join Poland at War Tours as we explore the Miracle of the Vistula, one of Poland’s greatest military achievements. Read more…

The Battle of Monte Cassino: How Polish Troops Helped to Break the Gustav Line

Join Poland at War Tours as we discuss the Battle of Monte Cassino and how Polish troops helped break the Gustav Line. Read more…

The Katyn Massacre: Remembering the Tragic Fate of Thousands of Polish Officers

Join Poland at War Tours as we explore one of the darkest chapters in Polish history, the Katyn Massacre. Read more.

Unsung Heroes: The Brave Men and Women of the Polish Resistance during WW2

In the early hours of September 1, 1939, the world changed irrevocably when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of the Second World War. Over the next six years,...

The First Ally: The Contribution of the Polish Forces in the Battle of Britain

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” The Battle of Britain, an air campaign by the German Air Force against...

What is it like to visit Auschwitz today?

Auschwitz, the largest and most notorious of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps, stands as a somber reminder of the Holocaust, during which six million Jews and millions of other...
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Your Historian & Guide, Damien Stewart

Hosted by psychologist and historian Damien Stewart, these WWII tours in Poland guide you through Poland's storied past

Damien’s passion for the story of Poland during the Second World War has developed beyond the creation of Poland at War Tours and become a professional pursuit.

Damien has had an interest in military history since he was a little boy and in 2018