The truth about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart has finally come to Poland. Requiem for Amelia Earhart now available to the Polish audience, and anyone else who can read the language. Readers will immediately recognize the similarity of the title with Paul Briand Jr.’s 1966 essay “Requiem for Amelia,” his last published piece, a summary of his work in the years since Daughter of the Sky was published in 1960.
Slawek, 59, who lives in a small town a short distance southwest of Warsaw with his wife, teenage son and daughter (another daughter, 28, lives in Warsaw with his mother) contacted me a few years ago about his Earhart project. We’ve spoken via Skype — his English is excellent, my Polish nonexistent — and his knowledge, experience and sincerity are most impressive.
“I’m a little worried that I didn’t write it as well as I could have,” Slawek told me in a late July email. “It is difficult to write something completely new after such notable predecessor authors. You have written so much about the case that it is difficult to create something novel, but in Poland this will be the first book about Amelia, and I treat it as an encouragement to my compatriots to buy your books and explore the details that are already there. . . . Once again, thank you very much for everything.”
Slawek has established a new website for his book, Requiem for Amelia Earhart: Repository, and from all I’ve seen, Slawek needn’t worry that Requiem isn’t a quality product. Everything I know about this book, and the rest of his work, tells me this is a first-rate tome from the pen of a true professional. Though Requiem for Amelia Earhart isn’t available in English, I’m nearly certain the big picture he presents to his readers is based on the same series of well-established events and facts we know well, events that culminated in the wretched, lonely deaths of the fliers on Saipan, abandoned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his own political expediency. If FDR ever regretted his betrayal of Amelia Earhart, he never told anyone who leaked it.
On Aug. 4, Slawek’s 36-minute video presentation, “Requiem for Amelia Earhart,” made its debut on PL1.TV, an independent Polish video platform where Slawek’s work has been prominently featured for years. It’s an excellent recap of the history of true Earhart research, a high-quality production delivered with authority, complete with English subtitles and featuring photos and graphics that compare favorably with anything ever done in this country on the Earhart disappearance.
Please take the time to watch Slawek’s presentation; I can’t recommend it strongly enough.
The publication of Requiem is an encouraging development, since any hint of the truth is lacking in nearly all mainstream media in America. I’m pleased that any serious author — foreign or not — has closely studied the mountain of facts uncovered since Briand Jr. and Fred Goerner so dramatically broke the ice in 1960 and presents them along with the obvious conclusions that follow without equivocation or ambiguity. Finding the truth anywhere besides this blog is a rare phenomenon.
In an Aug. 13, 2021 email, Slawek sent me the prologue to Requiem, noting that he was far from finished “working on it, because I keep seeing how much more I should write. . . . It is a pity, that my book will in Polish only and I will not be able to repay you in equal measure for your book on Amelia and your blog.” I assured him no repayment was necessary, and his efforts on behalf of the truth were all the compensation I could ask. Following is an excerpt from the prologue of Requiem for Amelia Earhart:
When the Germans were dropping tons of bombs on Poland in September 1939 and most of the world’s governments had not yet noticed, Salote Tupou III, the monarch of the Kingdom of Tonga, indignantly declared war on Hitler. This country in the Polynesian archipelago of the South Pacific, 16,500 kilometers from us, consists of 170 islands with a total population of just over 106,000 people, about the size of the population of Tarnów. The more beautiful seems to be the astonishing gesture of unknown islanders, which was a spontaneous collection of money for the purchase of two Spitfire fighters for Polish pilots. True friends are said to be made only in poverty.
. . . It is not for this reason, however, that we are driven to the other side of the world, because it is just a longing historical-political insertion, which allowed us to move to the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean, where the end of her earthly journey, after a life spent largely in the air, found a completely different woman, the heroine of our story, Amelia Earhart. . . . In doing so, we will also travel back in time to the 1930s, as this is the most appropriate period to tell our story.
I invite you to take a trip.
On Slawek’s Oficyna Aurora page, he offers readers a brief glimpse of Requiem for Amelia Earhart, which follows with minimal editing. Boldface emphasis mine:
In mid-April 1937, Amelia Earhart was met twice by Special Counsel to President Roosevelt Bernard Baruch (!) and General Oscar Westover, Head of the U.S. Army Air Corps. The meeting was held at army headquarters in Riverside, California, in strict secrecy. Not even Amelia’s husband was allowed. Interestingly, at the first attempt to fly around the world, the crew intended to get it by flying west, through the Pacific, and after mysterious meetings with the above-mentioned gentlemen, the decision was made to completely change plans and fly east, across the Atlantic. Such a 180-degree volte-face even today would be a real challenge for the pilot and navigator of such an aircraft, because it would have to assume completely different weather conditions, but above all it would be necessary to carefully set a new route and subsequent landing sites, taking into account the ranges and refueling. This required new logistics solutions. Let us recall, however, that three ships of the U.S. Navy were deployed to support the navigation of this expedition. Coast Guard Cutter Itasca moored off the coast of Howland Island, the tug USS Ontario was halfway between Howland and New Guinea, and the small aircraft carrier USS Swan was stationed between Howland and Hawaii. What influences would even the most famous traveler have to use to organize all this for her?
Unlike this blog’s editor, Slawek is a true aviation expert, and his 33 years of experience as an air traffic controller only begins to describe his bona fides. What immediately jumped out when I saw Slawek’s bio page, which reads like a “Who’s Who” of Polish aviation, is that he’s a member of the Pilots For 9/11 Truth Organization and has written and spoken extensively about 9/11, which has become even more of a protected sacred cow in American and world culture than the Earhart travesty. A number of his 9/11 and other video presentations can be found on the Aurora in the Media page; we’ll look at some of his many books soon.
Here’s a sample from his bio:
In the years 1991 to ’95 he was the Chairman of the Association of Polish Air Traffic Controllers (POLATCA), the originator and organizer of the First Meeting of Air Traffic Controllers of Eastern European Countries in Warsaw, in 1993. In 1994, he organized in Warsaw the first ever European Conference of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations (IFATCA) in the country of the former Eastern Bloc, which was attended by representatives of 30 countries. During this term of office, POLATCA joined the Federation IFATCA. From 1994 to 1996 he was a member of the Employee Council of the State Enterprise “Polish Airports.” In 1997 he prepared the first and so far the only Worldwide Rally of Polish Air Traffic Controllers, for controllers in Poland and those living outside their homeland.
. . . Since 2021, he has been a member of the editorial board of the weekly Warsaw Gazette, a columnist for the monthly Forbidden History and hosts the author’s program “Straight” on the Internet PL1 TV, where he periodically invites some interesting guests.
There’s much more of Slawek’s huge résumé on his bio page, linked above.
To this observer, it’s Slawek’s prodigious literary output that stands out above all, and marks him as a singular talent. He’s written so much about the 9/11 travesty that he easily qualifies as Poland’s David Ray Griffin, authoring and publishing no less than seven books on “the greatest lie of the 21st Century” on successive anniversaries: Operation Two Towers, Eye of the Cyclops, Demons of the Doom, Project Phoenix, Black September, Intercepted and Operation Terror. The books, written in Polish, come with videos produced by Pilots for Truth.
In 2020 Slawek turned his lights on another massive lie, the so-called Covid “pandemic,” which some believe may prove to be the greatest crime against humanity ever perpetrated, and wrote Covid Hedgehogs.
It shows the state of today’s global “elite,” their moral decay, often downright perversions, but also their interests and business ideas, which show that people outside their circle are treated objectively, only in the context of potential profits and satisfaction of daily needs. Of course, it is impossible to describe even some of them, so I focus on those whose names are well-known and directly associated with other “greats of this world.“ These include Jeffrey Epstein, Robert Maxwell, his daughter Ghislaine, Lex Wexner, Harvey Weinstein, and Hunter Biden. I am also revealing the plans of the so-called globalists, which are not mentioned in the media, but which, for at least a decade, have already been implemented with great commitment. They do not augur a future for us that is not only prosperous or peaceful, but even simply bearable. Nonetheless, I hope they remain just a utopia.
He also created the “Polish Wings” series, telling the stories of outstanding Polish pilots and designers, publishing and co-authoring From Sky to Heaven, Tethered Angel, Requiem for the Eagles and Effendi.
Now Slawek is bringing the Earhart Truth to Poland; I salute him and sincerely thank him for everything he’s doing to enlighten his countrymen. Though most of us can’t read Polish, we can wish this remarkable international truth seeker all the success he richly deserves in any language we like.