100th Anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw – 1920. Wdzięczni Bohaterom, the show at the PGE National Stadium.

A reenactment of the “Miracle of the Vistula” is held at the National Stadium and the last show will be held today at 20h30. Called 1920. Wdzięczni Bohaterom, the video and light show tells the story of “The Miracle Of The Vistula”. In a 7000 m2 stage full of special effects and giant screens dozens of reenactors, horses, and historical vehicles are performing. The main show was held on August 15th with singers and the national orchestra of Warsaw and the current version is a mix of recorded performance and live acts.

The visuals, the battles, and the historical stories are impressive with intense fights full of explosions and visual effects and interactive maps. But the rock performances between two acts can be disturbing.

Jarosław Gajewski plays the role of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, Wojciech Brzeziński, Mikhail Tukhachevski’s and officer. General Charles de Gaulle (Future President of France) by Marcin Januszkiewicz.

Don’t hesitate to assist to the last show!

Tickets here – from PLN 10 to 40: https://1920.pgenarodowy.pl/bilety


Photo original: Centralne archiw Wojskowe / Wikimedia – colorized by Beautiful Warszawa

The Battle of Warsaw also called the Miracle of the Vistula is a series of battles from August 12 to 25 won by the Polish Army against one of the strongest army in the world, the Lenin’s Red Army.

The Red Army commanded by Mikhail Tukhachevsky arrived nearby Warsaw from Modlin. On August 16th, the Polish army commanded by the future President of Poland, Józef Piłsudski organized a counterattack from the South disorganizing the Red Army. Almost 10 000 Russian died and 30 000 wounded and 66 000 prisoners from the other side 4500 Poles were killed and 22 000 wounded. Following these events the Polish Army won other battles against the Red Army securing the Polish Independence. A peace treaty was signed between the Soviet Russia and the Soviet Ukraine securing the Polish eastern borders until the WWII.

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