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Post  Elena on Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:27 pm

A reader sent me some fascinating information on the Battle of Vienna in which the Polish cavalry saved the day.

http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2011/04/trivia-from-battle-of-vienna.html
According to some sources, the word "bagel" comes from the German word for "stirrup". A Jewish baker created them to honor the Polish prince Jan Sobieski, whose cavalry charge of 20,000 horses downhill saved the day. It is more likely that the stirrup-shaped bagels simply commemorate the Polish cavalry charge--after all, it was the largest cavalry charge in history. It included the famous Polish winged hussars--heavy cavalry riders who wore wings behind them and wore lion and leopard skins on their horses. The wings--which were tied at the top--prevented enemies from lassoing the rider and pulling him off his horse. The feathers made a rushing sound that terrified enemy horses that were not used to the sound--the lion and leopard skins may have had similar effects. The winged hussars were very effective. Witnesses said that they looked like angels on horseback.

Some people speculate that the Polish cavalry charge that lifted the siege of Vienna was the inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien's cavalry charge of the Rohirrim that lifted the siege of Gondor in The Lord of the Rings.

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Post  princess garnet on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:26 pm

I believe "Mad Monarchist" had a similiar painting about the Polish calvary on his blog--it's an impressive sight!

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Post  Elena on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:50 pm

Yes, he did. I got mine from Wikipedia.

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