patriotic emotions,” said the head of the Grunwald Battle Museum, adding that while other, less The re-enactment of the battle is held each year. Our news analysis and commentaries provide readers with insight essential to understanding the three Baltic countries and their neighbors. In 1387, Jogaila and Vytautas officially converted Lithuania to Christianity. defeat once again as the Polish monarch Władysław II Jagiełło led his forces in a triumphant charge. It is better to exchange money before traveling to Poland because it may be difficult to do so in that rural area. craftsmen presenting replicas of medieval weaponry and accessories. The battle had international importance and both rivals had multinational legions in their armies. Each year, the reenactment of the great medieval battle attracts history enthusiasts from all around Krzysztof Górecki said during an interview, adding that this year, the emphasis was on the literary WATCHING THE BATTLE: Each year, some 100,000 spectators observe the re-enactment of the Grunwald battle. More than 1,000 knights take part in the re-enactment, which is usually observed by some 100,000 spectators. (mk/pg) In the history of Ukraine, the battle is better associated with Vytautas the Great, who stood as the leader of Eastern Orthodox Christianity at that time. Lithuania, having secure borders in the west, could expand further eastwards and southwards. The Teutonic Order’s official mission was to spread Christianity in the Baltics. value of the narrative rather than on the minutiae of medieval military tactics. Organizers expect many more spectators this year. After a half-day long struggle, the Polish and Lithuanian knights prevailed,” wrote Zuchowski, who is also the chairman of the Polish committee for the preparations to the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of the Grunwald battle, in the special Web site created to mark this anniversary. even South Africa. The joint army of Lithuania and Poland achieved a crushing victory against the army of the Teutonic Order at that battle. The decision states that Lithuania will actively participate in the re-enactment of the battle in Poland, while a special coin and a postage stamp will be issued in Lithuania in 2010 to commemorate the battle of 1410. bringing the battle to life are always trying to introduce some new features, the director of the event This year, the numbers should be higher. This was a demonstration showing that the year 2010 is very special for Poland and Lithuania due to the Grunwald battle anniversary. crusader knights brought in to spread Christianity among the pagan peoples inhabiting the areas A few events Since March 2018, over 600 metal relics have been found near the lake of Lednica in west-central Poland. “We would like to see this many tourists visit our region all year round”, added the official. Mr. Brzezina continued to say that the Grunwald battlefield is a huge tourist attraction during summers, when thousands of spectators come to watch the reenactment of the famous 1410 battle. country’s greatest glories. VILNIUS - On March 15-16, Vytautas Umbrasas, Lithuanian defense vice minister, visited Poland and met with Piotr Zuchowski, Polish vice minister of culture and national heritage, to discuss the re-enactment of the battle of Grunwald. Ulrich von Jungingen, grand master of the Teutonic Order, was killed in the battle of Grunwald.The battlefield of Grunwald is situated in Poland. On Saturday, crowds gathered in the fields near the village of Grunwald, north-eastern Poland, to witness the annual reenactment of the great medieval battle which saw Polish-Lithuanian forces defeat the German-Prussian Teutonic Knights in 1410, leading to a major power shift in the region for centuries to come. This is why this battle, in Germany, is known as the battle of Tannenberg. The field occupies 400 hectares and is some 26 kilometers south of the Polish town of Ostroda. The Battle of Grunwald is of great importance to both the Polish and the Lithuanian people. Even though the reenactment is always based on the same historical events, the people involved in There will be several hundred more knights than in previous years. The eastern border of the Lithuanian state was 105 kilometers from Moscow. audacious events of a more scholarly nature take place on the site all year round, the annual clash of “Lithuanians in Poland are recognized by the flag with Vytis,” Filomena Kavoliute, professor of geography at Vilnius University, told magazine Veidas, giving advice to those who plan to include the battle of Grunwald in their summer vacation schedule. The re-enactment of the battle will start after the Mass on July 17. 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About 1,300 enthusiasts dressed in period armor and apparel clashed violently as onlookers watched the world, with this year’s event attended by would-be knights from Hungary, Ukraine, Germany and From this Friday, visitors to Warsaw’s National Museum will have a unique opportunity of seeing the first large-scale exhibition of paintings by... “The reenactment of the battle is a living theatre of history, a form of education and of fostering “The battle of Zalgiris, and picture of Vytautas related to that battle, became a long-lasting symbol of the nation’s self-identity,” reads the decision by the Lithuanian government, which was signed by Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius and Defense Minister Rasa Jukneviciene.
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