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November 11th, 2007  
Venom PL
 
 

Topic: Polish Independence Day - 11th November 1918


"The Polish State has arisen by the will of the whole Nation"

Marshal Jozef Pilsudski



"let all - all our enemies - know and remember what the Pole is able to do"...


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The 11th of November is a special day for Poles, celebrated as the Independence Day meaning the return to the map of sovereign European states after 123 years of foreign rule. Naturally, regaining independence is not an event that could be discussed in terms of one specific date in calendar but rather a long and complex process. This special date, however, marks a series of important events that gave the day a symbolic meaning: the Compiegne armistice is signed, ending long and bloody World War I. Most of German troops deployed in Warsaw since August 5, 1915, have been disarmed; Jozef Piłsudski, the architect and leader of Legions, the most esteemed politician at that time, holds talks on taking over power and re-creating the Polish state 'from the scrap'.

The Polish State was wiped out of Europe's map after the Third Partition in 1795. The Partitions of Poland (1772, 1793, and 1795) divided the Polish Kingdom among its three powerful neighbours, Russia, Austria, and Prussia. The opportunities for regaining independence emerged only in the end of the World War I when the three conquerors were defeated. The first to collapse was Russia, unprepared to conducting a prolonged war. The abdication of Emperor Nicholas II in February 1917 and the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks in November of the same year lead to the ultimate disintegration of that country's war-machine followed by signing the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (March 1918 with Germany. Also the second conqueror, Austria, turned out to be incapable of carrying on the war and, with defeats becoming increasingly severe, its former satellite countries started to get independence. The third neighbour, Germany, fought longest.

When independence finally came in 1918, it was not only the result of external circumstances, i.e. dissolution of the Russian, German, and Austrian empires at the end of World War I. An equally important factor was an independence movement both within the divided country and abroad. The dominant political figure in this movement became Jozef Pilsudski. On August 6, 1914, several days after breakout of the World War I, his legionnaires set out from Krakow and crossed the Austrian-Russian border. Pilsudski planned to incite an uprising in the Russian sector of Poland. The plan drew from the traditions of the 1863 January Uprising. Unfortunately, the realities of 1914 were different and the plan was a failure. However, Pilsudski's effort was not completely in vain since the company became the core of Legions (initially allied with Austria), a foundation of the future Polish Armed Forces.
Source with more info - http://polcon.tripod.com/independence.html



My, Pierwsza Brygada (We of the First Brigade)

Link to the song - http://www.wrzuta.pl/audio/5NjcyfPwlp/

Lyrics in English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My%2C_Pierwsza_Brygada

My, Pierwsza Brygada (We of the First Brigade) was one of the best-known songs of the Polish Legions, formed during the First World War by Józef Piłsudski. The author of the melody is unknown. The song is dedicated to I Brigade of the Polish Legions and is considered to be an important symbol for the early-20th century struggle for Polish independence.
November 12th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 

Happy Independence Day!

Why the funny flares on the 2 seat F-16s?
November 12th, 2007  
Venom PL
 
 
Flares ? what flares ?

TOG If you are referring to the pic below than this is not a flare - its just a contrail (vapor trail).

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November 16th, 2007  
Venom PL
 
 




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Outgoing Polish Defence Minister Aleksander Szczyglo (R) and new Defence Minister Bogdan Klich (2-R) during office handover ceremony at Defence Department in Warsaw, 16 November 2007. The new coalition government of Donald Tusk, the liberal-conservative victor of the Polish elections, consists of liberal-conservative People‘s Platform (PO) and the Polish Peasants‘ Party (PSL) that have a solid majority in parliament, holding 240 out of 460 seats.
Thx Lancero











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Polish soldiers from 24th „Uhlans” battalion (10th Armored Cavalry Brigade) on the way to the proving ground.
November 17th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 

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December 1st, 2007  
Venom PL
 
 
November 27 - 1st Tank Battalion (10th Armored Cavalry Brigade) on the shooting range.













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Originally Posted by The Other Guy
I Mean those.
CFTs - Conformal Fuel Tanks (each capable of holding 450 gallons/1,701 litres of fuel).
December 1st, 2007  
AussieNick
 
Not bad shooting there with the SABOT
December 5th, 2007  
Venom PL
 
 
New Polish corvette ORP "Gawron" (rook) in Polish Navy Shipyard in Gdynia.





December 6th, 2007  
Venom PL
 
 
This time something different....

Horse unit of Polish Border Guard

2007-08-03
Wołosate - Part of the border between Poland (EU) and Ukraine goes through the range of Bieszczady Mountains (part of Karpatian Mts.). The Bieszczady border is patrolled by mounted border guards. Photos Wojtek Pacewicz / Forum.

















Source: http://www.ofertaforum.onyx.pl

Oryginally posted by Mishka Zubov
December 6th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 
nice pics of horsemen. My great-grandfather never had mechanical equipment until the 1970s, he loved the horses too much.