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Battle of Grunwald 2009


1jola 14 | 1,879  
16 Jul 2009 /  #1
Anyone going?

I've been there before and am going this Saturday. It's a great recreation of the battle and 3000 or so knights participate. I will post some pics from it later. If you know any interesting details, post them. Here is one:

The Germans call it the First Battle of Tannenberg. The first, because in 1914 the Germans gained a smashing victory over the Russians there. In 1934, von Hindenburg (Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg) was burried there(?!) and in 1945, when the German army was retreating, they took his remains with them and blew up his mausoleum.

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I hear from my participating friends that the battle is going to be fierce, but we are expected to win again.

What happened to the two swords?
Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,079  
16 Jul 2009 /  #2
I am going there aswell! I am going there today! :D
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 10,703  
16 Jul 2009 /  #3
I hear from my participating friends that the battle is going to be fierce,

Who is playing the Germans??? :)
OP 1jola 14 | 1,879  
16 Jul 2009 /  #4
It's a recreaction; there are plenty of guys who want to be the Teutons. As`you know, we love German uniforms- for example, ones designed by Hugo Boss :)

I am going there aswell! I am going there today! :D


See you there. I will be the one looking for grog and the wenches. lol

When are we going to get a spelling feature on this board?
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 10,703  
16 Jul 2009 /  #5
It's a recreaction; there are plenty of guys who want to be the Teutons. As`you know, we love German uniforms- for example, ones desigdned by Hugo Boss :)

Maybe I could lend them a helmet...or two! :)
OP 1jola 14 | 1,879  
16 Jul 2009 /  #6
Your helmet has so many dents received on this board that it is unusable. lol

Do allow us Poles to wallow in our glory on this one.

*the Teuton yields to come back again*
Softsong 5 | 495  
16 Jul 2009 /  #7
And I'll bet that helmet is freshly shined, too. Dents or not!

Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the re-created battle!
Filios1 8 | 1,336  
16 Jul 2009 /  #8
I will be there for the 600th anniversary...
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601  
16 Jul 2009 /  #9
Who is playing the Germans??? :)

Oh, a bunch of Turks from Germany......
southern 75 | 7,096  
16 Jul 2009 /  #10
Zloty printed by Germans.
Torq  
16 Jul 2009 /  #11
Oh, a bunch of Turks from Germany

Weren't they all injured in the reenactment of the Vienna battle last year?
Damn, those Turks recover quickly! ;)
cluening - | 9  
23 Aug 2009 /  #12
No problem if they replaced the Teutons in that battle. They would surely wind down their helmet shields and put up the volume of their built-in hifi equipment at every "Pole/pole" they see (they do so at the trafic lights normally ;))

As there are enough of them in Germany by now anyway and ironically (my barber is one of them - always quick with the blade, I never mention Vienna), they could stay a while (thats what they do mostly - and their cousins, uncles, nephews, neighbors...).

So, maybe Vienna's gate was not fully closed perhaps last time. But now the Polish cavalry could keep their pimped cars then... ;)
Torq  
23 Aug 2009 /  #13
LOL

New member and a funny one too!

Welcome to PF, cluening. I hope you hang around and post a lot :)
OP 1jola 14 | 1,879  
23 Aug 2009 /  #14
You're easily impressed, Torq.

I'm not. On a parallel thread he thinks that Stalin could have enslaved Poland but didn't.
Torq  
23 Aug 2009 /  #15
You're easily impressed, Torq.

I'm very easily impressed with good sense of humour and intelligence.
For some reason I feel a kind of kinship to funny and intelligent people ;)

Now, let's see that other thread you're talking about...
southern 75 | 7,096  
23 Aug 2009 /  #16
Battle of Grunwald 2009

Who won?
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
23 Aug 2009 /  #17
Poles dressed up as Poles.
Salomon 2 | 436  
24 Aug 2009 /  #18
This battle is very interesting.

It is very intresting to see part of Polish history when Poland fought against Order of the Teutonic Knights of St. Mary's Hospital in Jerusalem - German Roman Catholic religious order which was openly supported by the Pope.
OP 1jola 14 | 1,879  
24 Aug 2009 /  #19
Sorry for not posting photos from the battle as I said I would. I didn't go this year(my German car failed, ok, it was just the battery), but my friends who went said the best battles were after the official battle. They had bruises to prove it.

I'll post some pics from last year's battle tomorrow. The outcome was the same.

Na topory, pawie czuby!
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 10,703  
24 Aug 2009 /  #20
(my German car failed, ok, it was just the battery)

You just had to say this, didn't you?

The outcome was the same.

A rigged battle...NOT FAIR! Did the Teutonics at least look cool?
OP 1jola 14 | 1,879  
24 Aug 2009 /  #21
My German car has never failed me, BB, that's why I drive one.

I'll post pics tomorrow and you be judge.

Maybe I could lend them a helmet...or two! :)

Better yet, come next year.

Here is your invitation.
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 10,703  
26 Aug 2009 /  #22
Ooooooh....*ogles pics*....they look really great!!! Wanna be a Teuton too!!! Thank you for uploading the pictures jola... Great costumes
OP 1jola 14 | 1,879  
26 Aug 2009 /  #23
I thought you'd like that.

You'd like these guys:

brzo.olsztyn.pl

...and lots more here:

katalog.onet.pl/4925,0,1,bractwa-rycerskie,k.html
Salomon 2 | 436  
26 Aug 2009 /  #24
There is deal that besides foreign knights who chose on which side they want take part in performance. Knights from the Northern Poland dress up in Teuton uniforms and knights from the southern Poland dress up in Polish one durring this inscenization.

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