Posts Tagged ‘first world war’

I Saw the Miracle on the Vistula

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The exhibit „The Vision of the Polish Military in the Work of the Kossak Family” was on display at the Museum of the Polish Military in Warsaw from the first days of May until the end of September 2008. One of the works on display was an oil painting done by Jerzy Kossak in 1930, titled „Miracle on the Vistula”. (more…)

Independence Day

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

On November 11, 1918, representatives of the German government signed an agreement marking the end of the First World War in Compiĕgne, northeast of Paris. The Habsburg empire had already fallen, and Russia was in the throes of revolution. For Poles, this was a chance to regain the political state that had been lost. Seeing the defeat of the partitioning powers, Poles began to create the framework of their future state. (more…)