06.08.1914/The Marching Out of the First Cadre Company
At dawn on the 6th of August 1914, on the edge of the Krakow Błonia, Joseph Piłsudski gave the order to his riflemen to march out and resurrect Poland. In the distance the Mound glittered in the morning light. The First Cadre Company marched out of Krakow. It was followed by other companies of soldiers of independence. The Legions were formed. From their blood and sacrifice, the toil and suffering of previous insurrectionists, of the pain and forced migration to Syberia, from the work and desires of generations living under the yoke, in autumn of 1918 independent Poland has been born.
Illustrations from: http://www.muzeumwp.pl/