New exhibition in our museum tells the story of changes in Polish Army's infanty, since the reign of last kings from Jagiellonian dynasty, till it's disbanding after unsuccesfull anti-russian uprising in 1831.
During this time it changed significantly a few times. Starting from "Landsknecht- type" mercenaries, then doubling into typically west european"foregin - type" mercenaries and "local type"- with mix of polish and hungarian influeces. With reign of Saxon kings in Poland at the beginning of XVIII century, western european influences started to preveal, and "polish type" infantry has started to lose it's importance and was finally disbanded in 1791. Polish infantry regiments fighting in Napoleonic wars and later in so called "November's uprising" in 1830-31 were typical of the period, and were hard to distinguish from other main european armies.
Exhibition will be open till april 2018.