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July 3, 1953
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Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/14 :CIA-RDP80-00809A000700120024-0 ~oamieni. The following is a summary of an article in the 14 April 1953 Le Journal d'Alger, a conservative Algiers daily newspaper. The article was said to have been "sent by its Parts office" and was entitled "Held in Check by an Implacable Resist- ance, the Sovietization of Poland Is Apparent Only.' REPOR CD N0. DATE OF INFORMATION 1952 DATE DIST. 3 Ju~.1953 N0. OF PAGES 2 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT N0. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION Anti-0ommunist Poles next undertook successfully to blow up the mons- ments dedicated to Stalin in Gliwice, Zabrze, and Katowice. And although strongly guarded, the "Blue Express" was derailed twice again, killing hundreds of Soviet soldiers, including a general. In September 1952, a train from East Germany loaded with goods being shipped as reparations Jumped t:~e tracks near Chodziez in western Poland. There too, the Polish- Soviet secret policy were caught napping. Long freight trains are often INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS CLASSIFICATISQN RESTRICTED ECURITY INFORMATION The present anti-Soviet resistance movement in Poland, which began dur- ing the final months of World War II, is larger than was the movement a~ainat Hitlerism. There is an armed resistance group called the "Narodowe 511y ZbroJne" (National Armed Forces) which engages mainly in propaganda and seeks the re-establishment of the former Polish frontiers. A second group, the "ArmJa Kra,jowa" (Hoax Army) is the nucleus of the partisan artgy. Con- servative estimates by the secret services of the Western nations place the total strength of the two groups at a minimum of 80,000 men. The fight- ing units hide out mostly in inaccessible regions and must certainly have their bases of operations in the Carpathians. They get their arms, muni- tions, and supplies by raiding Soviet and Polish depots. In April 1951, when the Szczecin insurrections took place, more than 1,500 persons were arrested. Later, near Glosgow, a coal train bound for the USSR was derailed. In one night, two supply depots in Krakow were raided by men carrying aucoms'ic arms. On another day, as the "Blue Ex- press," crack Soviet long-distance train, was skirting n lake west of Frank- furt on the Oder, it suddenly plunged into the lake; a section of the track had been pried loose a~l.its course altered. The rails of the ChoJna rail- road were unbolted several times at the beginning of 1952? COUNTRY Poland SUBJECT Political -Resistance movement HOW PUBLISHED Daily newspaper WHERE PUBLISHED Algiers DATE PUBLISHED 14 Apr 1953 LANGUAGE French o....~~,~?o . ...~, r..~~..~.a o ~?~ ~ . ~?,~o.. , ,,,~. NA'JY NSRB AIR FBI Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/14 :CIA-RDP80-00809A000700120024-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/14 :CIA-RDP80-00809A000700120024-0 stopped. in the open country by barricades or as a result of the rails bein6 unbelted. The armed escort and the train crew are often killed and the train then looted. ' In recent times; sabotage and attacks in the part of eastern Poland occupied by the Soviets have likewise been stepped up. Because of fre- quent attempts to destroy rails and bridges, txo relief trains have been kept constantly on the alert in Brest Litovsk since the erid of September 1952. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/14 :CIA-RDP80-00809A000700120024-0