Hi Pawian. I understood the white on red symbolised a white sky over blood tinged earth? Is this right?
Never heard of it. :):):)
No, to the best of my knowledge, it is connected with the white-tailed eagle against accidentally chosen red background.
Some historians/biologists claim that it was the golden eagle that was copied onto the Polish coats of arms:
However, it is extremely interesting that Poles made their national symbol white
while other countries have it black or brown.
Did you guys know that the German republican black, red and gold flag was first displayed alongside the Polish white and red colors at the Hambacher Fest in 1832?
Holy shyt! I didn`t know about it!
That was right after the November Uprising 1831. Germans showed a lot of sympathy to Polish insurgents who crossed the Russian-Prussian border after the defeat. Poles were welcomed as heroes who dared to challenge the tyranny.
What wonderful time coincidence! Red and white were officially declared Polish national colours during the November Uprising!During the uprising, the Sejm realized the need for unified national insignia that could be used by the Polish military. On February 7, 1831 it adopted white and red, the tinctures (colors) of the Polish and Lithuanian coats of arms, as the national cockade of Poland. The white-and-red cockade was henceforth worn by Polish soldiers in the November Uprising, as well as by participants of the Kraków Uprising of 1846, Polish freedom fighters in the Grand Duchy of Posen and the Austrian Empire during the Spring of Nations of 1848, and Polish insurgents during the January Uprising of 1863-1864. White and red colors were also used by civilians to show their protest against the Russian rule, as well as by people in France, Britain, Germany, Belgium and other countries as a sign of their sympathy with the Polish cause