National stadium converted into giant battlefield to celebrate a victory that saved Poland’s independence 100 years ago.
The new museum reveals in detail both the private and public life of one of the cornerstone figures of Polish history.
Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a memorial to inter-war Polish strongman Marshal Józef Piłsudski on Saturday to mark both Armed Forces Day and the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw.
President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday commemorated the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw at a ceremony in front of a memorial to the battle's fallen in Warsaw's Powązki Cemetery.
The battle’s importance for Poland and the rest of Europe cannot be overstated. According to British diplomat Lord Edgar Vincent d’Abernon it is 18th in the list of the most important battles in the history of the world, ahead of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Midway.
Covering an area of 360 square metres on the side of a ten-floor apartment building, the mural features historical figures associated with the battle, including statesman Józef Piłsudski.
Whilst strolling around an old fort in Modlin, Webber encounters the little-known story of a Baśka Murmańska, a polar bear adopted by a Polish battalion that had been fighting the Bolsheviks in Northern Russia.
With the threat from Soviet Russia very real, Józef Piłsudski’s bold excursion deep towards the east was part of his grand idea to create a military and political alliance, a buffer of independent countries allied with Poland, including Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine.
Standing 23 metres high, the monument will be a type of obelisk known as a gnomon, the part of the sundial that casts the shadow and the top of the monument will bear the date “1920”.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak started his visit to Vilnius on Wednesday, where he plans to meet with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis.