Warsaw marks 98 years since Greater Poland Uprising
PR dla Zagranicy
Celebrations of the 98th anniversary since the start of the Greater Poland Uprising will be held in Warsaw on Wednesday.
A reenactment of the Greater Poland Uprising in Poznań on Tuesday. Photo: PAP/Paweł Jaskółka.
The celebrations include a Catholic Church service and laying of wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Polish capital.
On Tuesday, the Greater Poland region, with its capital in Poznań, in western Poland, marked 98 years since Poles rose against the German state after the end of World War I.
The rebellion erupted on 27 December 1918, after the region's German authorities opposed a visit to Poznań by Polish pianist and independence activist Ignacy Paderewski.
The insurgents demanded the release of Prussian-occupied Polish land as the country exerted its independence, recovered after the war after 123 years of partitions.
Fighting throughout the Greater Poland region continued until January 1919.
The Greater Poland Uprising was one of just a few Polish insurgencies that ended in victory for the country. (vb)