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The siege of Vienna was remembered in Poland yesterday

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 7, 2017

Not overlooked by Breitbart reporter Oliver Lane was the symbolism of the location chosen for one of President Trump’s stops during his historic trip to Warsaw to defend western civilization.  And, although not as important as his speech, this was delicious!


Trump and The Hammer: King Jan (John) III Sobieski


From Breitbart:

President Donald Trump’s first photo-call in Poland after his arrival in Air Force One was with President Andrzej Duda and saw him sat beside an oil painting of a prominent figure in Polish history and folklore — the 17th-century king who kicked Islam out of Central Europe and is remembered as “the Hammer of the Turks”.


It may be seen as a remarkable coincidence, therefore, that of all the rooms and of all the paintings, they chose to sit President Trump besides a portrait of one of Poland’s best-known warrior kings. King Jan (John) III Sobieski is today remembered and celebrated in Poland, and elsewhere in Central Europe, for his pivotal role at the Battle of Vienna in September 1683.

At the culmination of the two-month siege of Vienna by the forces of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, Sobieski led an army to relieve the city. Despite leading a force significantly smaller than the invading Ottomans, the coalition of Polish and Germanic troops staged one of, if not the largest, cavalry charge in the history of warfare and defeated the Ottoman army — ending centuries of Islamic attacks and invasions reaching the heart of Europe.

In today’s Poland, concern over the place of Islam in Europe continues — and the nation’s strong opposition to mass migration from non-Europeans has caused enduring friction with leaders in Brussels and Berlin, who are fully dedicated to open borders.

More here.

If Polish and other Eastern European leaders remember history, why don’t the Germans, French and Brits see that the enemy is already within their gates?

See my lengthy ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive by clicking here.

6 Responses to “The siege of Vienna was remembered in Poland yesterday”

  1. myshariamoor said

    Sobieski’s final assault vs. the besieging Turx was during SEPTEMBER 11-12,1683.


  2. Bruce Cain said

    Beginning after the First Siege of Vienna the century before, the film brings viewers through the various conflicts between European Christianity and Turkish Islam which led up to the events of September 11, 1683 and the Battle of Vienna. In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.


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    It was very clever for President Trump and the President of Poland to commemorate the Siege of Vienna, remembering how in the 17th century the King of Poland, Jon Sobieski, and a coalition of other Slavic warriors defeated the Muslim Ottomans, who had besieged the city of Vienna, Austria, and drove them out of Europe once and for all.
    Nowadays, with thousands and thousands of Muslims pouring into Europe, I think that the metaphor is quite clear !


  4. Cathy Trauernicht said

    WOW!! Just WOW!!!!

    Helping to Make (Eastern) Europe Great Again?

    Sent from my iPhone



  5. I have more about the symbolic aspects that Breitbart didn’t pick up.


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