September 28, 2009 marked the 70th anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet Friendship and Bounty Treaty also known as the second Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. On that day David Barnett presented an extensive interview with Prof. Jerzy Maciuszko in a radio program entitled ‘Around Noon’ on WCPN 90.3 FM. As a soldier of the 50th Infantry Brigade of the Polish Army, Jerzy Maciuszko was one of the first who stood up against the invading Nazi army in the early days of September 1939. At the outset of the war, his platoon came under intense German fire and suffered heavy losses. Only a small number of the Polish soldiers survived. He was among the lucky ones.