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Poland's National Heros


polishgirltx  
19 Oct 2008 /  #1
who's Poland's national hero?
ukpolska  
19 Oct 2008 /  #2
General Emil Fieldorf a fav of mine who led the Polish underground home army against the German occupiers and refused to collaborate with the communist regime which followed.

Sporting: in recent years I cannot see anyone better than Adam Małysz
Borrka 37 | 594  
19 Oct 2008 /  #3
Konstanty Rokossowski.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569  
19 Oct 2008 /  #4
General Emil Fieldorf

Great selection. Little known, but what a hero he was. There were so many during that era you'd need a whole book to list them.

There was a good thread on Nile a few months ago. His prosecutor was being extradited back to Poland.

Konstanty Rokossowski.

You're kidding right?
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
19 Oct 2008 /  #6
Nobody has mentioned Lech Wałęsa who has only just been admitted to the 12-member Group of Wisemen (over President Kaczyński's objections) which are to ponder and help map out the road the EU is to follow in the years ahead.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
19 Oct 2008 /  #7
(over President Kaczyński's objections)

Ah! So the President and I agree on something at last.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
19 Oct 2008 /  #8
America`s favorite Polish hero would be Casimer Pulaski, we have yearly parades
and streets named after him.
I think he`s on a bottle of Warka Strong also?
spieretti 1 | 31  
21 Oct 2008 /  #10
Surely it's Jan Sobieski III - and he's got a GREAT vodka named after him.
Switezianka - | 463  
21 Oct 2008 /  #11
FOR THE 20TH CENTURY

I think that little coup d'état in 1926 spoilt his reputation a bit...
rumanu 2 | 15  
23 Oct 2008 /  #12
it would have to be Tadeusz Kościuszko wouldn't it?
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
23 Oct 2008 /  #13
this young man was a true hero:



Władysław Raginis (June 27, 1908 - September 10, 1939) was a Polish military commander during the Polish Defensive War of 1939. He commanded the defence of Polish fortified positions in the Battle of Wizna.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Władysław_Raginis
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wizna
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
23 Oct 2008 /  #14
I think that little coup d'état in 1926 spoilt his reputation a bit...

Ah, but isn't everyone's a bit spoiled?

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Bzibzioh  
23 Oct 2008 /  #16
Karol Levittoux
Lightbulb 1 | 39  
29 Oct 2008 /  #17
America`s favorite Polish hero would be Casimer Pulaski, we have yearly parades
and streets named after him.

That's true, in Illinois and Michigan. Nationwide, I think Gen. Kościuszko is more famous, but that's just based on what I've learned.

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