Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My name

So i thought i would explain meh name.
The "Winged Hussar" was a Polish-Lithuanian Calavary unit, back in the days of Polands Golden age (16th century i think). Back then they were the best military unit in the world, till the 18th century, when they figured out how to beat them.

Heres an example of just how great they were.
on the 27th of September, 1605 (17th century) the battle of Kircholm was fought between the Polish-lithuanian forces and the Sweedish. The Sweedish had some 10,000 soldiers on the field, whilst the Polish/Lithuanian forces had 1000 foot soldiers, and 2,600 cavalry (mostly Winged Hussars). Even though they were heavily out numbered, they put up the fight of their life. The Sweedish had lost 5,500 troops While the Polish & Lithuanian People only lost 100 dead, and 200 wounded.

Never again will there be such a one sided battle.

References
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Quld5950v6w 
and some people who will go un named...

1 comment:

  1. Wow! How interesting!
    Keep up the research posts :-)

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