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Polish patriotism/worship thread
« on: September 20, 2017, 02:45:32 PM »
Song performed by well known, russian choir "Alexandrov Ensemble" (some of which died in the recent plane crash)

Czerwone maki na Monte Casino - Chór Alexandrowa w Krakowie, Polska - YouTube

Czerwone maki na Monte Cassino (The Red Poppies on Monte Cassino) is one of the best-known Polish military songs of World War II. It was composed in May 1944 in Italy, during the Battle of Monte Cassino, on the eve of the Polish Army's capture of the German stronghold.
In early 1944 a German stronghold, dug in at the ancient Benedictine monastery atop Monte Cassino, had blocked the Allies' advance toward Rome. The forces of several Allied countries had attempted since mid-January to capture the German fortress. For a fourth major assault, which would begin on 11 May 1944, Polish troops were rotated in. On 18 May 1944, the day following the song's composition, the Poles stormed and captured the precincts of the Monte Cassino monastery. Later that day, the song was first performed at General Anders' headquarters to celebrate the Polish victory. The Red Poppies on Monte Cassino won popularity with the troops and was soon published by a Polish-American newspaper in New York. It would later be published in Poland. It was banned, however, during the Stalinist period in the People's Republic of Poland, when the government sought to minimize memory of the wartime Polish Armed Forces in the West
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 05:02:08 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 05:04:06 PM »
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 05:25:28 PM »
Polonaise is a Polish dance and is one of the five historic national dances of Poland. The others are the Mazurka (Mazur), Kujawiak, Krakowiak and Oberek, last three being old folk dances. Polonaise originated as a peasant dance known under various names – chodzony ("pacer"), chmielowy ("hops"), pieszy ("walker") or wielki ("great"), recorded as early as the 15th century. In later centuries it gained popularity among the nobility and townspeople

For me, the best adaptation is this one (church organ):

M. K. Ogiński - Polonez "Pozegnanie Ojczyzny". - YouTube

the dance itself is pretty boring, probably one of the reasons why its very often performed by graduates of middle/high school
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 07:03:14 PM »
I know the writing isn't yours because it contains punctuation, capitalization, complete sentences, and coherent thoughts
is this your idea of "planting seeds"?
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 04:16:43 AM »
Cool stuff, even if it is just cut and paste from Wikipedia or wherever. TBH I'm paying big$ for data at the moment so I havn't watched the clips, but I did enjoy reading the background info. I'll check out the videos next tim I'm on some free wifi.

Good on you for sharing some positive Polish stuff. :fro:

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Lol. All governments make some bad calls, so fair ping to claw.
(would have been classier without the bold font though ;))
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 07:02:15 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witold_Pilecki
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/7tewpp/til_that_polish_intelligence_officer_witold/

also nice insight in reddit comments about nazis vs communists (and which were worse for an average polish citizen)
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 08:51:02 PM »
people who think communists were worse: nazis
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 02:54:51 AM »
also nice insight in reddit comments about nazis vs communists (and which were worse for an average polish citizen)

You mean for an average surviving Polish citizen.... you know, the ones that didn't die in nazi gas chambers, you colossal festering hemorrhoid.

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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 04:29:20 AM »
also nice insight in reddit comments about nazis vs communists (and which were worse for an average polish citizen)

You mean for an average surviving Polish citizen.... you know, the ones that didn't die in nazi gas chambers, you colossal festering hemorrhoid.


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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 12:50:49 PM »
The Polish Final Exam requires the examiee to correctly identify the Pole from a field of no less than 200 people in the foreground and background. The examinee must state the Poles region of birth by the clozobywiedia and the wietnam. The Examinee must provide the name of at least one relative of the suspected Pole who died in the glorious battle of Swobo Butczlick of 912 in which 10 glorious Poles defended a midden heap from a single Avar woman. Examinees must also name the Poles beloved cow, prosperous cow, belaugered cow, pristine cow, serene cow, and troublesome cow, in that order, for answers to be consiered corect.
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2018, 12:56:25 PM »
The Polish Final Exam requires the examiee to correctly identify the Pole from a field of no less than 200 people in the foreground and background. The examinee must state the Poles region of birth by the clozobywiedia and the wietnam. The Examinee must provide the name of at least one relative of the suspected Pole who died in the glorious battle of Swobo Butczlick of 912 in which 10 glorious Poles defended a midden heap from a single Avar woman. Examinees must also name the Poles beloved cow, prosperous cow, belaugered cow, pristine cow, serene cow, and troublesome cow, in that order, for answers to be consiered corect.


Bugger. I always get messed up after the belaugered cow. Guess I'll have to cancel my emigration plans.
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 07:20:37 AM »
due to events on the jewish-american front, large funds were given to the propaganda machine. bad news about polish "anti-semitism" alluva europe. LMK when it reaches a casual like you guys!!
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 08:09:49 AM »
You mean how Poland is trying to pass a law stopping people from mentioning Polish people's complicity in the Holocaust?
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Re: Polish patriotism/worship thread
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 08:30:21 AM »
if youre talking about "polish death camps", then your post is inaccurate. if something else, then i dont know - give more info