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Legion Commanders

Legion Commanders

Tadeusz Kasprzycki (1891–1978) – independence activist, member of the Riflemen’s Association, in August of 1914 Commander of the First Cadre Company, and then Staff Officer in the First Brigade, one of the organizers of Polish Military Organization.

Władysław “Belina” Prażmowski  (1888–1938) – member of the Union for Active Resistance and the Riflemen’s Association, commander of the first seven-man patrol sent out on August 2, 1914 by Piłsudski from Kraków to the Russian-occupied part of Poland, then founder and Commander of the Legion Cavalry, first in the squadron, and then in the First Ulhan Regiment, called “Beliniaks.”

Edward “Śmigły” Rydz (1886–1941) – member of the Union for Active Resistance and the Riflemen’s Association, Commander of the Third Legion Battalion, he is credited for the surprise attack on the Cossacks in Chyszówki in the late November of 1914, since the middle of December of 1914 until the summer of 1917 Commander of the First Regiment of the Legion Infantry, and Commander of the Polish Military Organization.

Kazimierz Sosnkowski (1885–1969) – one of the closest associates of Józef Piłsudski, founder of the Union for Active Resistance, Chief of Staff of Piłsudski’s First Regiment, then in the First Brigade of the Polish Legions, personally commanded the First Brigade in the Battle of Łowczówek.

 



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