Writing on Facebook today, prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki said: "The Greater Poland Uprising was a great and victorious act of courage and heroism (which) contributed significantly to the rebirth of the independent Republic of Poland!”
December 27 will become a new public holiday in Poland to mark the 1918-19 Greater Poland Uprising after President Andrzej Duda signed into law a bill instituting the new holiday on Tuesday.
Snuck away west of Leszno and with a population of just 14,000, ‘the greatest little town you’ve never heard of’ sits largely forgotten by the rest of the nation. And that’s good!
Regarded as one of the greatest Poles of the 20th century, the outdoor display honours the man that committed much of his life to campaigning for an independent Poland.
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By the end of 1918, the insurgents had taken most of the Poznań area, and by January a large part of the Wielkopolska region was under their control.