Piotr Bezia from Szczecin, northern Poland, was searching for a suitable table for his computer when he chanced upon a reasonably-priced offer on internet auction site Allegro.
He snapped up the antique for 99 zloty (24 euros), and after it had been delivered he decided to shorten the table's legs. However, on turning the table over, he discovered a secret compartment.
Photo: PAP Rafal Guz
Inside, there was a typed document, together with a letter that read: “With great fear in my heart, I present you sir with a report on current Polish politics.
“It seems to me that this is the most important report that I have ever submitted,” the letter continued.
The document in question was written by Colonel Marian Drobik (codename Woodpecker), who was head of intelligence for Poland's underground force the Home Army (AK) from 1942-43.
Full report: WWII -intelligence report found in antique table