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Remains of Bunker Captain Wladyslaw Raginis

This is the spot where the bunker of the 31 year old captain Wladyslaw Raginis once stood.

He was assigned the task of defending the Wizna fortified area with his force of 720 men who were then attacked by 42.000 Germans.

The defence of Wizna lasted from 7 until 10 September 1939, but after Heinz Guderian's threat to execute Polish POW's if the Polish defence did not cease, captain Raginis committed suicide by throwing himself on a grenade.

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