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Was Polish war leader assassinated?

(Warsawa, 25 X 08) The death of the Polish World War II leader, General Wladyslaw Sikorski, in an air crash is one of the great unsolved mysteries in Polish history. Investigators are exhuming his body to clarify allegations that he may have been murdered.

Sikorski died in July 1943 in a British Royal Air Force plane, which crashed into the sea off Gibraltar just seconds after take-off, killing all on board except the Czech pilot.

An official British investigation into the crash concluded it was an accident caused by a technical malfunction. But not everyone is convinced, and some historians believe he was murdered.

Now Polish prosecutors want to find out for sure by exhuming his body for forensic investigation.

Read more: RIA Novosti

Video: RIA Novosti, TVN24

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