The Polish Lancers, 1920
Made for the Chelsea History Festival by the Polish Cultural Institute in London and the Polish Lancers re-enactment group, this film marks the centenary of the Battle of Warsaw, dubbed by Lord D’Abernon the eighteenth most decisive battle in world history.
Both the Battle of Warsaw (1920) and the Battle of Komarow (1920) – also known as the Zamosc Ring – were fought during the Polish-Soviet War (1919-20) and were overwhelming Polish victories. These battles effectively stopped the Red Army from bringing a Europe-wide communist revolution to the West.
The film presents the Polish cavalry tradition and features fragments of the Battle of Komarow, the largest cavalry battle of the Polish-Soviet War. The re-enactment features actors in the Second Polish Republic’s 1920 Cavalier uniforms.
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