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1980 - The strike: Solidarnosc and Lech Walesa 09:14

Gdansk was the scene of anti-government demonstrations which led to the downfall of Poland"s communist leader Wladyslaw Gomulka in December, 1970, and ten years later the Gdansk Shipyard was the birthplace of the Solidarity trade union movement, whose opposition to the government led to the end of communist party rule (1989) and to the eleciton as Polish president of its leader Lech Walesa.

Recorded: 1999 Event time: 14-08-1980 Location: Poland Number of clips: 3
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