Churchill's betrayal of Poland
The mysterious death of General Sikorski
What really happened on the 4th of July, 1943 in Gibraltar?
Krakow, 2008: The body of one of Poland's most important statesmen is exhumed - General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of the Polish government in exile during World War II. His life was lost at sea on the 4th of July 1943, sixteen seconds after takeoff aboard a Liberator plane that mysteriously crashed.
70 years later the Polish prosecutors continue to investigate the case, which remains to this day an unsolved crime in history. The suspicion is murder. But who is the perpetrator? The plane crashed in British territory. The British claim it was an accident, but the files associated with the case have been classified until 2041.
The investigation of the crash site is a farce involving the blatant cover-up of evidence. Above all, Stalin had good reasons to remove the uncomfortable Sikorski. But who has the strongest motive? Who could be behind an assassination attempt?
The film examines Sikorski's death and shows that there is little doubt that the crash in July of 1943 was an assassination attempt, in which the Russian or British intelligence and possibly even Stalin and Churchill are not entirely uninvolved. Detailed re-enactment, archival footage, interviews and stunning cinematography of the landscape of Gibraltar carry the film.
Sikorski's death is connected to the massacre of Katyn - for Poland Wladyslaw Sikorski is another victim of the Katyn massacre. He is killed shortly after the discovery of the graves of the massacred soldiers. Through the case of Sikorski, the film illuminates the significance of the Katyn massacre to the history and identity of Poland.