I almost almost 100% Polish, an ancestry I am very proud of. For some reason in USA polish has somewhat of a bad opinion. Maybe that is my cult marx schooling. The more I learned on my own the more I realized how badass the Polish have been.
“In 1683 AD, The Ottoman Turks were staging a massive assault on Vienna, a major strategic point which, if taken, would leave the doors of Europe wide open for Islamic domination. Again Western forces were severely outnumbered. A coalition of Germanic nobles, The Holy Roman Empire, and the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, were up against 300,000 Islamic invaders.
The fortifications of Vienna were the strongest and most advanced for their time, with hundreds of state-of-the-art cannons placed strategically across the walls. Turkish sappers dug tunnels under the walls and placed kegs of black powder in key areas.
For two months Vienna was cut off and starved. The walls were being blown to pieces and food supplies were non-existent. Just when the city was about to fall, 80,000 of Europe’s finest, under the command of King Sobieski, came to Vienna’s defense. King Sobieski, a tactical genius, had roughly 60,000 infantry men fight earlier in the day.
Then after hours of fighting, the Turks were worn and tired. King Sobieski then led the largest calvary charge in history. All at once 20,000 horsemen charged downhill at the exhausted Turks. At the front of the charge were 3,000 Polish Hussars; the most well trained, best equipped, badass, heavy calvary ever.
The result was a bloodbath. Not until modern immigration policy has the Islamic world ever tried to invade the West at such a scale.”
In WW2 the much lauded Royal Airforce was in fact heavily staffed by polish fighter pilot exiles. In fact in the battle of britian want to take a guess what unit got a MAJORITY of the kills? The Polish one.