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Jan Pirog, October 21, 1919 - August 30, 2009. R.I.P.

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Polish Soldiers ("Ułani"), Hej Hej Ułani Malowane Dzieci

Uhlans (in Polish: "Ułan"; "Ulan" in German, from Turkish oğlan) were Polish light cavalry armed with lances, sabres and pistols. The title was later used by lancer regiments in the Prussian and Austrian armies.

Uhlans typically wore a double-breasted jacket (kurtka) with a coloured panel (plastron) at the front, a coloured sash, and a square-topped Polish lancer cap (czapka). This cap or cavalry helmet was derived from a traditional design of Polish cap, made more formal and stylised for military use.

Their lances usually had small swallow-tailed flags (known as the lance pennon) just below the spearhead.

World War II:

Although the Polish cavalrymen retained their sabres, after 1937 the lance was no longer standard issue, but was issued to cavalrymen as an optional weapon of choice. Instead the cavalry units were equipped with 75mm field guns, light tanks, 37mm anti-tank guns, 40mm anti-aircraft guns, as well as anti-tank rifles and other modern weapons. Although there were cavalry charges during World War II and many were successful, they were an exception rather than a rule.

Click on play (below) to sing along with the Brigade's fight song: "Hej, Hej Ułani"

Autorzy nieznani (Author unknown)


Nie ma takiej wioski, nie ma takiej chatki,
gdzie by nie kochały ułana mezatki.
Hej, hej, ułani, malowane dzieci,
Niejedna panienka za wami poleci.
Hej, hej, ułani, malowane dzieci,
Niejedna panienka za wami poleci.

Niejedna panienka i niejedna wdowa,
Zobaczy ułana, kochac jest gotowa.
Hej, hej, ułani, malowane dzieci,
Niejedna panienka za wami poleci.
Hej, hej, ułani, malowane dzieci,
Niejedna panienka za wami poleci.

Babcia umierała, jeszcze sie pytała,
"Czy na tamtym swiecie, ułani będziecie?"
Hej, hej, ułani, malowane dzieci,
Niejedna panienka za wami poleci.
Hej, hej, ułani, malowane dzieci,
Niejedna panienka za wami poleci.


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