After the defeat of Poland in September of 1939, Poles didn’t put down their weapons. Numerous underground armed forces were created in the country and hundreds of thousands of Polish servicemen joined the Allies’ forces. Polish intelligence established as many as 30 networks in the whole Europe. Their best cooperation developed with the British where Poles’ work was most essential in the fight against the Nazis. This project presents chosen spectacular successes of Poles in service of the British intelligence.
About the SIS
SIS. No other service would be equally popularized by the pop culture. And no other whose actions would be so strongly covered with an air of secrecy and disinformation. The importance of the British intelligence during the Second World War is impossible to overrate. Those were the people who inspired the fallen Europe to stand up against Hitler; who dealt the cards at all the most significant events; who had their say in creating a new order after the fall of the Third Reich – an order that is still relevant today.
About the project
The project created by Fundacja Obywatelska Perspektywa and held under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland is directed to the young Polish and Europeans. It was designed as a useful educational tool on the level of the basic knowledge of the Polish and general history in the area of Poland’s contribution to the Allies’ victory from the point of view of the war of intelligences. The Internet platform and mobile thematic application “The Game of Whispers” is a factually complete series of story arcs. The technologically advanced project with a mass pop cultural character is a tool supporting the positive image of Poland.
In “The Game of Whispers”, we do not aim at consciences and instead of complexes and claims we use emotions to reach imaginations. Accurately with currently received cultural codes, we want to change the way of seeing the part that Poland played in the history of the Second World War.
About the interactive atlas
“The Game of Whispers” is a compendium of several pieces of art. Their creators have ambitions to realize themselves using the original point of view, lack of randomness, and expression done with style and based on precise studies and humbleness towards the presented legacy. Animations, interactive comics, multimedia atlas, biograms, diagrams, infographics, knowledge database, authorial music, consistent visions of the artists. A big dose of knowledge and several hours of entertainment. The Polish with their history don’t need mythology of Bonds, Stirlitzes, or American superheroes. “The Game of Whispers” is currently caught incredible stories that happened for real. It’s the history of the Second World War in your pocket.
An exceptional situation. On September 1939, Poland lost its sovereignty and ability for self-determination. Soon after that, the hell of war overwhelmed Europe. Then, an unusual thing happened, when hundreds of thousands Polish people, mainly soldiers, leagued on their own to fight for their future. Many of them were noted men who signed up to secret services of the allied powers. For the country that did not exist anymore. All the front lines of Europe, all the forms of resistance, hundreds of thousands heroes, millions of sacrificed lives.
We present to you some of the spectacular accomplishments of the Polish who were engaged by the Allies’ armies, indirectly and directly fighting against the Third Reich in the most of the European front lines. The multimedia interactive atlas is a uniquely wrapped, capsular history of the Second World War. Interactive maps, knowledge database, and animated infographics concur to make an interesting and modern educational tool.
Show us where you’re from and we’ll tell you about the Polish contribution to the fight for the freedom of your fatherland. We’ll tell you our – and your – history.