Poland and WWII in Other Chatter Posted September 13 10 hours ago, radiomike7 said: More like Bwiskaveetsa, translates to lightning and was also the name of a machine gun produced by the Polish resistance. As I said - Brits struggle with her name! Amazing that you were able to find a photo of your father on the internet. Do you know any more about it? Interestingly (for me) the Błyskawica was paired with HMS Greyhound taking troops off the beaches at Dunkirk. It was the Greyhound which brought my grandfather home.