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Siege of Jasna Gora by zabdyr Siege of Jasna Gora by zabdyr
Cover ilustration to book "The Defense of Jasna Góra" published by "Astra"[link]

The Siege of Jasna Góra (also known less accurately as the Battle of Częstochowa, Polish: Oblężenie Jasnej Góry) took place in the winter of 1655 during the Second Northern War / The Deluge — as Swedish invasion of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is known. The Swedes were attempting to capture the Jasna Góra monastery in Częstochowa. Their month-long siege however, was ineffective, as a small force consisting of monks from the Jasna Gora monastery led by their Prior and supported by local volunteers, mostly from the szlachta (Polish nobility), fought off the numerically superior Germans (who were hired by Sweden), saved their sacred icon, the Black Madonna of Częstochowa and, according to some accounts, turned the course of the war.(...)

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Siveir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I remember well reading about that engagement in the Deluge novel by H. Sienkiewicz. Very nice!
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AngelTel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!))
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Partyzant18 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PO prostu łza się w oku kręci.
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AlexTJ10 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Artist
Piękne.
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Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Just epic...
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Stallivo Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Chyba mam nowego idola stary ;p :horns:&:+fav:
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Crox300 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Super
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