Author Topic: No, Polish Cavalary Never Attacked Nazi Tanks: the Battle of Krojanty  (Read 13984 times)

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^^ I don't get why do you expand this topic; what's wrong with just staying with Charge at Krojanty and Nazi propaganda?

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What's wrong is that short statement fails to address why the propaganda was repeated in the West.  It is very easy to blame the victim of aggression since it ignores the failure of others to give assistance, or even tell an inconvenient history.
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In 1939, Polish soldiers on horseback did not charge German tanks. Here is what really happened....

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/06/01/debunking-the-myth-of-the-polish-cavalry.html

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Funny, this author didn't mention that the Poles successfully used cavalry to surprise the Germans during the Battle of Schoenfeld in 1945:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Schoenfeld
He ignored that, and credits the Italians with the last cavalry in WWII and Europe in 1942.  The Poles have a proud tradition, and were once the finest cavalry in the world.  There was a reason that Benjamin Franklin got Kazimierz Pulaski a commission in the American Continental Army, and he is considered the father of the American cavalry.  Poland should be remembered for its gallant fight against two oppressive tyrants in WWII using all means available, including horses.  It is an insult to Polish honor to attribute a false story of idiocy, while ignoring its historic success using cavalry against the Nazis at the end of the war.  There is a reason that mythology continued, and it is due to the shame of the West to restore the Second Polish Republic after the war.  Related myths, like alleging that the 1931 Census of Poland was fixed, still continue in Western academic circles.  Blaming the victim is the way to avoid addressing the shame of the Western powers in the aftermath of WWII.
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