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Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | 02/09/2014

Andrzej Saramonowicz calls on Poland to boost military

To mark the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War on September 1 Polish film director Andrzej Saramonowicz draws parallels with Russia's suspected invasion in eastern Ukraine and calls for the Polish military to be rearmed in the liberal daily Gazeta Wyborza: "The Poles of those days seem so distant to us now. They seem totally different, and irritate us with their provocatively high-pitched voices and hasty movements in old black-and-white film footage. And they seem particularly alien when they push their fingers through their tussled Mullet haircuts. ... Yet they weren't that different from us. You could say they were like us but they lived in different times. They were constantly asking themselves: 'Is a war coming? Is it not coming?". ... Therefore whether we like it or not we must spend a huge amount on the army in the coming years. Naturally, I would prefer this money to be spent on culture and education. But now the time has come to arm ourselves."

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