Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Defilada 2018 - winged hussars via Wataha Press lense

Salvete Omnes,
Radoslaw Sleszynski
continuing with the Polish Armed Forces parade in Warsaw 2018 I had asked Wataha Press from Poland, photoreporting group, and got their consent to share with you several of their staff photographer's pictures from the said parade - this being photographer Gosia Piotrowska.
ensign Wieslaw Wojciechowski
his beautiful mare
you can view more photos here
 For the first time in the history of XXI century reenactment the marching winged hussars were accompanied by reconstructed  mounted tympanist and trumpeters. Alex Jarmula was reenacting hetman's ensign (as shown in the famous Altomonte's painting showing battle of Vienna 1683)

During this parade Polish reenactors also portrayed horse archers - Polish Tatars -and pancerni medium cavalry of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth period.
During the parade the two types of infantry of the same period were  beautifully reenacted, I especially loved the Polish style infantry.
all images@Wataha Press
Marek Kalasinski's photos of Wieslaw Wojciechowski


1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...
''The Truth about Poland and the Holocaust

by Alberto Gómez Trujillo

In May 2012, during the imposition of a posthumous decoration on the hero of the Polish resistance Jan Karski, President Barack Hussein Obama used the unfortunate expression “Polish death camps” to refer to the extermination camps built and run by the Germans in the Polish territory occupied during the Second World War.

In recent years in the news, in the written press, even in supposedly specialized magazines, this misleading term has been used which is deeply insulting to the Poles, as it can lead to misinterpretations such it were the Poles the ones that built the extermination camps, or that Polish institutions collaborated actively in the holocaust. What is absolutely false, since during the period in which the holocaust took place, all the polish territory was occupied and administered by the Germans.

For this reason recently, the Polish Parliament approved a controversial law, possibly awkward and even inopportune, that even provides penalties for those who claim that the Polish State, as such, took an active part in the extermination of the Jews during the Second World War.''