Europe in the Family
The Polish landed gentry in the 20th century

Uprawa / Tarcza / Opieka

“The mansions […] would provide free food and shelter to over thirty people. The constant and perfectly organized aid for the guerrilla military units was immensely important and simply invaluable. […] Only the help of the ‘Shield’ saved them from starvation, demoralization, and plunder. For it is a well-known fact that guerrilla forces cannot exist for a long time without the support of the local population.” [T. Bór-Komorowski, commander of the Home Army, on the “Shield”]