It was not long ago when some leftists from Great Britain linked to Russia accused Marian Kowalski from Idź Pod Prąd TV (IPP – Go Against the Tide) of racism. Here is what the IPP TV community really do.
Members of IPP club in London, who look for and renovate the graves of Polish heroes, made an amazing discovery. On Saturday, November 18th, in the Hampstead Cemetary in London, they found a grave of August Agbola O’Brown aka „Ali” – the only black participant of Warsaw uprising in 1944.
Ali was born in Nigeria in 1895. He got to Poland in 1922. He lived in Warsaw, was married to a Polish woman, with whom he had two sons. He was a jazz musician. In 1958, he and his family moved to Great Britain.
He was one of those defending Warsaw in 1939. He was a soldier of Union of Armed Struggle (ZWZ) since 1941.
During the Warsaw Uprising he fought in “Iwo” battalion in the center of the city – near the place where he used to live. Jan Radecki – resistance fighter – saw him in the headwuaters of battalion „Iwo” on Marszałkowska Street.
– The life of Agbola is a story of a man who considered Poland his second homeland and felt as its full-fledged citizen – a historian dr Zbigniew Osiński wrote in his book „Africa in Warsaw” („Afryka w Warszawie”) in the chapter about Ali.
The grave has been recently renovated by members of IPP club London.
Polish version below: