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Old 07-15-2010, 03:30 AM
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600 years ago, combined Polish and Lithuanian forces faced The Teutonic Knights with their allies. This was one of the biggest clashes of cultures of that age, more can be read here: Battle of Grunwald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A special 90 second animation has been prepared by Oscar nominee Tomasz Bagiński and his studio to commemorate this event:

YouTube - Grunwald 1410 - 2010, walka 600. - lecia (90 s.)
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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Wrong....
The biggest Medieval Battle was Navas de Tolosa, 1212.

Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:25 AM
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I never claimed it was the biggest battle If you read my post carefully you'll see I said it was one of the biggest battles.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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600 years ago, combined Polish and Lithuanian forces faced The Teutonic Knights with their allies. This was one of the biggest clashes of cultures of that age, more can be read here: Battle of Grunwald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A special 90 second animation has been prepared by Oscar nominee Tomasz Bagiński and his studio to commemorate this event:

YouTube - Grunwald 1410 - 2010, walka 600. - lecia (90 s.)
I imagine that the poster Thyra would probably be interested in this although i admit that i'm really clueless on the history of eastern europe and the Slavic peoples as i tend to focus on Italy (Western Empire) and England since they are my ancestry countries however that was an interesting wiki read about the battle I'm not surprised in which it stated that Hitler and Stalin used the battle as propaganda against the other.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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I'm just starting to get into Polish history...so little is written on it,, not like France/Germany and western Europe. I find this amazing, as Poland and the Slavs are as important and influential as all the rest.
i could not get the video to play.. think I need to install a new Flash Player, but here is a link that should get more people interested in this are of history
Battle of Grunwald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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I studied about this battle when i was a kid, but don't recall much.
What I find interesting is how much the Lithuanians hated the Poles and vice versa. How they both hated the Teutonic knights, and how during the course of the war loyalties and alliances kept shifting constantly. Jogaila was even regarded as being guilty of the murder of his uncle Kestutis, Vytautas' father.
We called the battle Žalgirio mūšis.
There's a page about the battle on the Lithuanian version of Wiki
Žalgirio mūšis – Vikipedija
If the link doesn't work, go to the English language version
Battle of Grunwald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and down the left hand side, click on Lithuanian. If you're on Google Chrome, you can automatically click for a translation into English.
On IE and Firefox, use your Google toolbar translator tool.
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