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Is There A Polish Foreign Legion?


jasinski 10 | 62
24 Jan 2010 #1
Is There a Polish Foreign Legion?
ender 5 | 398
24 Jan 2010 #2
no and never been and only polish citizen are allowed to serve in polish army
Trevek 26 | 1,702
24 Jan 2010 #3
Ah, you're not getting mixed up with either PiƂsudski's Legions or the fact there are quite a few Poles in the French Foreign Legion? OR that sometimes writers might refer to Napoleon's Polish regiments as 'Polish legions'.
TheOther 5 | 3,711
24 Jan 2010 #4
Yes, it's called 'Polonia'.
Ironside 50 | 10,906
24 Jan 2010 #5
Yes in France !
Mr Grunwald 29 | 1,945
25 Jan 2010 #6
Hey guys, what's your comments about a foreign legion for Poland?
I think it would been a great idea
Trevek 26 | 1,702
25 Jan 2010 #7
Hmmm, not sure. The old method of teaching French in the French FL is/was to hit the guy who didn't understand until he learned it. I think most foreigners wouldbe beaten to death using that method to teach Polish.
Ironside 50 | 10,906
25 Jan 2010 #8
I think it would been a great idea

what for?
French don't like to fight and have plenty of oportunites to earn money!
Polish legion would be full of Poles, so whats the point?
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
25 Jan 2010 #9
I think it would been a great idea

Why? We have great soldiers, resourcefull, brave and well trained why would you invite people with murky past to do our job when we can do it so much better?

France has an excess of money and a sentiment towards the colonial past, not to mention French people dont relish the idea of war of dying for a good 100 years now so in France why not, in Poland? Never.
OP jasinski 10 | 62
30 Jan 2010 #10
ther were alot of american polish volunteers during world war 2. iam thinking there would be alot now also
Mr Grunwald 29 | 1,945
4 Feb 2010 #11
Why?

The very idea of foreigners wanting to fight for Poland!! But your right.. probably nobody join it anyway /sigh
OP jasinski 10 | 62
6 Feb 2010 #12
it has nothing to do with france. the people that joined the french foreign legion were usually people that were trying to avoid punishments in their own country(start a new life) our had ties that they perceived strong to france. so ill ask again is there a facet of the polish army that allows foreigners of polish desent to join. seeing how there are plenty of threats and always have been unlike sheltered overated scandanavians who still live off the notoriety of the vikings and have done little to nothing since(other than the danish)

how many foreigners fought for norway during world war II? Probably none since germany had oslo by lunchtime and the whole of norway in like three days. we will just say there wasnt enough time for them to enlist.that was the reason. maybe the blood does run thick and the norweigan foreigners were pascifists too.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
7 Feb 2010 #13
A few years ago there was talk in Poland of setting up something like a foreign legion.
Check out: peb.pl/polityka-i-spoleczenstwo/133192-polska-legia-cudzoziemska.html
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
7 Feb 2010 #14
how many foreigners fought for norway during world war II? Probably none

Eh ? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Weser%C3%BCbung#Invasion_of_Norway
Mr Grunwald 29 | 1,945
10 Feb 2010 #15
how many foreigners fought for norway during world war II? Probably none since germany had oslo by lunchtime and the whole of norway in like three days. we will just say there wasnt enough time for them to enlist.that was the reason. maybe the blood does run thick and the norweigan foreigners were pascifists too.

hhahaha, Ye keep thinking like that lol

A few years ago there was talk in Poland of setting up something like a foreign legion.

Ty Polonius3
OP jasinski 10 | 62
7 Mar 2010 #16
yar i shall

because i dont follow liberal isolationist countries.i dont like neutrals.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
7 Mar 2010 #17
unlike sheltered overated scandanavians who still live off the notoriety of the vikings and have done little to nothing since(other than the danish)

Except invade Poland.
Mr Grunwald 29 | 1,945
7 Mar 2010 #18
Don't learn him real true history! Shh are you out of your mind?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
7 Mar 2010 #19
If there is a foreign legion , can you get me one of those little caps with a flap on the back....i have always wanted one...?
scottie1113 7 | 898
7 Mar 2010 #20
I have a medal for exceptional duty performance from GROM (thunderbolt), a Polish special forces unit. In fact, I have two medals and a cap.
1jola 14 | 1,879
7 Mar 2010 #21
If there is a foreign legion , can you get me one of those little caps with a flap on the back....i have always wanted one...?

This is your lucky day. This pre-war Polish soldier's kepi is even adapted for riding.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
7 Mar 2010 #22
What regiment is this guy in then....?
Trevek 26 | 1,702
7 Mar 2010 #23
Don't learn him real true history! Shh are you out of your mind?

OOps, sorry!

Yeah, forget what I said. The Poles actually fooled the Swedes into going home by putting signs up telling them there was football match on TV (then the Poles went to drink some more warka).
1jola 14 | 1,879
7 Mar 2010 #24
He is serving in the Liga Morska i Kolonialna. Here are more troops:
The League was founded by a great man, general Mariusz Zaruski,
Murdered by the NKVD.
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariusz_Zaruski
wildrover 98 | 4,451
7 Mar 2010 #25
Liga Morska i Kolonialna.

Where did this regiment operate then...? did Poland colonise Africa as most other nations did...?
Trevek 26 | 1,702
8 Mar 2010 #26
English version

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariusz_Zaruski
Mr Grunwald 29 | 1,945
8 Mar 2010 #27
Yeah, forget what I said. The Poles actually fooled the Swedes into going home by putting signs up telling them there was football match on TV (then the Poles went to drink some more warka).

good boy

Where did this regiment operate then...? did Poland colonise Africa as most other nations did...?

They tried, but some operations went down caused by lack of dollar$
It was an trade "union" or "deal" with Liberia making it de facto an protectorat, can't remember if it went into reality or not tho.
1jola 14 | 1,879
8 Mar 2010 #28
Where did this regiment operate then...? did Poland colonise Africa as most other nations did...?

It tried to establish colonies or settlements abroad, but not in the traditional colonial sense. It was largely a failure. Some info here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_and_Colonial_League
wildrover 98 | 4,451
10 Mar 2010 #29
Interesting history...i didn,t know anything about all this...Zaruski was certainly a great man and somebody the Polish nation should be proud of.....
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
12 Mar 2010 #30
Zaruski was certainly a great man and somebody the Polish nation should be proud of

He was indeed. Even in his NKVD mug shot his face still resonates pride and an indomitable posture. You see it in lots of these mug shots of Poles -they were beaten but not broken and I suppose these pictures were their last way of leaving that message for posterity.

For those interested, here's a link to a site showing Polish (and other) generals. I don't know why, but Zaruski doesn't show up in the list.

generals.dk/nation/Poland.html


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