Polish Independence Day- November, 11

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  1. v2

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    Polish Independence Day, celebrated on November the 11th, marks the restoration of Poland's independence in 1918. After 123 years of partitions Poland reappeared on the map of Europe as a sovereign democratic state.
    Polish Independence Day is strongly connected with general Jozef Pilsudski. After being feed from German prison Pilsudski came back to Poland on the morning of Sunday 10th November 1918. Only a handful of people new about his arrival and came to Warsaw’s Vienna Station to welcome him. On November 11, 1918 the Germans and the Allies signed the agreement to end the First World War.

    On the same day the Regency Council appointed Pilsudski Commander-in-Chief of Polish forces and asked him to form a Government. However on 13th November the Regency Council was dissolved and handed over to Pilsudski its "duties and responsibility toward the Polish people". Pilsudski was now the highest autority of Poland and would remain so for 98 days until 20th February 1919 when he handed power to the Sejm.
     
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    Happy Birthday Poland! May you enjoy many more years as a free independent country!
     
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    :occasion4: Poland!
     
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    while showing Comisso around i stumbled on this in Niagara on the Lake which was known as Newark in the War of 1812 it is the home of Forts George, Niagara and Missisauga and this little piece of Polish history
     

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    Great photos pbfoot. THX!
     
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    I'll try and get better quality ones these had the camera set up wrong
     
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    THX in advance...
     
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    This is a great day! If it were not for this day we would never have Polish jokes!

    Just kidding guys!

    Happy Birthday Poland.
     
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    :laughing3:
     
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    Keep makin' that sausage, boys.

    Happy birthday!
     
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    What aggie you like the Sausage????!!!!

    :lol:
     
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    And that Vodka!
     
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    Hey hey whoa, let's not draw any premature conclusions here!

    If you have to be gay to enjoy a Polish sausage, then maybe I don't want to be straight! :)
     
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    Scared and worried Adler, scared and worried....
     
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    Nyuck nyuck nyuck...
     
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    Thank God for Polish jokes, they take some of the heat off us Italians. :lol:
     
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    No one mentioned perogies, cabbage rolls ,kielbossa
     
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    Congratulations, Poland. :thumbleft:
     
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    Yeah but you dont have to go to Poland to get cabbage rolls. They make them in Germany, Russia, Romania, etc....

    :lol:
     
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