15 lip 2010

Grunwald - the historical battle

600 years ago on the fields of Grunwald (German Tannenberg) there was a huge battle between the Polish-Lithuanian alliance and the Teutonic Knights. I think it's really interesting but I have no desire to write now about the historical details so please check the Wiki :)

Today the new president of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, the president of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite and the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Bruno Platter met in Cracow in order to celebrate this impressive anniversary. Fortunately everybody on the same side:) How good is to live in the Central Europe in peace, after the constant conflicts now we can cooperate.

This week in Grunwald you can watch reconstructions of the battles, medieval crafts, listen to old music and play different games. It's crowded and hot but children love it. Don't forget to visit the biggest castle on the Polish territory - Malbork - the residence of of the Teutonic Knights (XIV-XV).

Below a very good spot made by a Polish great animator Tomasz Bagiński - as always dark and serious. Don't you think that in the past wars were much more fair? Battles were won by these who had better qualifications or were braver. Arms were far less important. And now weapon of mass destruction it's money and technology.

1 komentarz:

  1. It is good that the Grunwald event and the Europride parade coincided at the same time; perhaps in the future they could be held together to give different sections of society an opportunity to express themselves on a single forum.
    I both like your sentiment and admire your optimism regarding wars, but I do disagree. I think that wars are often won by those who are merely more homicidal. Except at Grunwald, of course...