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Poland crushes the Islamic invasion of Europe (video)
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Posted on 02/07/2013 4:33:53 AM PST by Matt_DZ_PL

A great video presenting Poland's victorious war effort to crush and repel the Ottoman invasion of Europe (English explanatory notes and subtitles)


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Education; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: islam; poland; polish; sobieski

1 posted on 02/07/2013 4:34:04 AM PST by Matt_DZ_PL
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To: Matt_DZ_PL

They may have to do it again.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 4:41:17 AM PST by I want the USA back (Don't try to understand the liberal "mind." It's impossible for normal people.)
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To: Matt_DZ_PL

Not very long ago in the grand scheme of things.


3 posted on 02/07/2013 5:02:30 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Matt_DZ_PL
To whom it may concern;
While attacking, the hussars’ wings produced sounds with horrendous strong low tones that set panic and broke the lines of the enemy horses. In most cases, the battle was won by Hussars before they could even get to the enemy lines. :-)
4 posted on 02/07/2013 5:13:58 AM PST by Matt_DZ_PL
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I don’t believe the date, Sept. 11th, was randomly picked by the hijackers. God Bless Poland.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 5:36:08 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Matt_DZ_PL

Great Video. Tremendous accomplishment. I truly admire the Poles. I am proud to say that my daughter married one. He’s a stubborn one, but he’s smart and hard working.


6 posted on 02/07/2013 6:19:49 AM PST by chopperman
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Very well done!


7 posted on 02/07/2013 7:15:39 AM PST by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Matt_DZ_PL; chopperman
Poland has always been one of My Favorite Eastern European Countries!

Go Poland and Lithuania!

Also the Austrians and Especially the Hungarians fought valiantly.


8 posted on 02/07/2013 8:00:55 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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Hungarians were the tough guys indeed.

However, the worst , according to Muslims, were Poles. It's a simple fact that thousands of the Ottoman Janissaries escaped in panic from in front of besieged Vienna hearing that The Lion of the North is coming to the relief of the city.

Such fearful fame had John Sobieski among the Muslims :-)

9 posted on 02/07/2013 8:58:45 AM PST by Matt_DZ_PL
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Thanks for posting that. I have known of the winged hussars but never the rationale for the wings.

Too cool!

10 posted on 02/07/2013 9:19:19 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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11 posted on 02/07/2013 9:21:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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12 posted on 02/07/2013 9:29:28 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Cap'n Crunch; dfwgator

September 11, 1683 and September 11, 2001 coincidence?!

Sorry, I do not believe such crap. The evil empire just struck back, and that's all.

In 17th century it was Poland which was the biggest European superpower. Muhammadans tried to bite The Nest of The White Eagle and as a result they broke all their teeth. Now it is the USA to carry the torch of the Western Culture. This time, the American White Eagle will break their teeth once and for all...

13 posted on 02/07/2013 10:17:11 AM PST by Matt_DZ_PL
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14 posted on 02/07/2013 10:18:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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My screen name comes from the lead character of With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz based on this period of Polish history. I don't know if it still is but at one time the entire trilogy was required reading in all Polish schools.
15 posted on 02/07/2013 10:34:09 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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Pan Yan (means: Sir Ian)...

Hm, Pan Jan (read Yan) is a typical Polish character and presents the Polish state of mind. In love - romantic and somewhat naive, to friends - open hearted and lavish, to enemies - non compromising, and above all - God Honor and Homeland. Nothing else matters.

...and this sounds like Sir Ian :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwYDmOgHJ7w

16 posted on 02/07/2013 11:47:31 AM PST by Matt_DZ_PL
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We certainly have the capability to break all their teeth. But it won’t happen under the current muslim loving president in the WH now.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 12:40:56 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Matt_DZ_PL

I’ve always liked the Polish!


18 posted on 02/07/2013 3:20:24 PM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Matt_DZ_PL
Few facts about Hussars for you:

1. During years 1500-1652 Hussars haven't lost any battle they took part in.

2. Hussars sabre is considered to be the best bladed weapon devised.

3. Battle at Kircholm was won in few minutes, Hussars charge has crushed Swedish army, after Hussars lured the Swedes into trap. This day, out of 11 000 Swedish soldiers 9 000 have died, Polish army counted only 3 600 soldiers, around 100 of them died (including 13 Towarzyszy Husarskich eng. Hussars)

4. On 11 of June 1694, in the Battle of Hodowo, Polish army consisted of 400 Hussars, their enemies, Tatars appeared on the battlefield in a huge number of 40 000. This means that for every single Hussar there were 100 Tatars. Nevertheless, Polish Hussars won this batlle.

5. In the Battle of Kłuszyn, 7000 Polish soldiers (5500 Hussars) won against 35 000 of Russians. The disproportion of forces was so big that several Hussars divisions (Chorągiew) had to charge on the Russians 10 times!

6. Hussars horses costed a lot of money, one horse could cost several villages or 66 kg of silver, they were rather light but tough horses from eastern races mixed with polish horses. After it's training, the horse was ready for battle at the age of 7. One of the skills these animals were taught was sudden turn in gallop (part of Hussars deadly tactic). Selling such horse or giving it away, outside of Polish-Lithuanian borders, was punished with death.

7. Hussar could empale with his lance 3,4 or even 5 enemies at one time, there is a knwon example of Lithuanian Hussar who empaled 6 Muscovites.

8. During battle around 5% of Hussars died in worst case, but the number of dead Hussars horses was much bigger. During the charge even if the horse was shot it was still running crushing enemy lines. That's where the legend of "Immortal Hussars Horses" comes from.

9. Longest Hussars Lances where up to 6,2 meters long.

10. Hussars metal plate armor was sometimes able to stop muskets bullet.

11. Mercenaries that have signed in to many armies in Europe agreed to join army under restriction, that their new commanders won't lead them to fight against Hussars.

12. Most deadly weapons of Hussars were their training and morale. It was an elite unit, that did not really receive much money for protecting their Fatherland. Their real strenght was in their brotherhood. They had a saying "If heaven falls on us, we will hold it with our lances"

13. During The Battle of Vienna, allied forces stopped their attack on Turkish forces to watch and admire the charge of Polish Hussars.
19 posted on 02/08/2013 4:22:03 AM PST by Verdelet (Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori!)
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Our adversaries have a much better understanding of history than our leaders.

Bush’s “peaceful, friendly Islam” nonsense set us back 50 years at least in this unending war.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 4:35:32 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Verdelet
Thanks for this all. Most of these facts are well known to me, however, Hussaria was so great, I’d say unique in the history of the Polish military, that this all is worth repeating on and on.
Dzieki.
21 posted on 02/08/2013 8:10:55 AM PST by Matt_DZ_PL
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