Honorary Patron: Krzysztof Mijakowski, Konrad Głuchowski


Guardians: Romanticism Museum in Opinogóra

A critic, a scenographer, a journalist, an author of verses, A custodian of memory about 1st Light Cavalry Regiment of J. Piłsudski at Romanticism Museum in Opinogóra. A laureate of the prize of Zygmunt Krasiński’s name. Well-deserved for Polish culture.


(…) I am beginning pointlessly: I was born on 15 August 1932 in Warsaw, on the day that stamped a little boy specifically – an anniversary of the “miracle” on Wisła river, a Soldier Festival, a ceremony of Assumption of Mary…

(…) My father Edward (1905-1944), an officer of 1st Light Cavalrymen Regiment of Józef Piłsudski and one of presidents of Catholic Action, influenced me prepotently. My grandfather Stanisław Antoni (1874-1940), a creator of a Maritime Museum, the first one in Poland (in Warsaw!), one of pioneers of metal industry, played a similar role in my life. I dreamt to follow them.

(…) On the occasion of my fifth birthday, I was given a regular light cavalryman uniform wherewith numerous memories are combined. One day my father, while returning to barracks with his regiment, stopped at the monument of Jan III Sobieski and took me on the saddle in front of him. Thus, we rode mid applause, sunk in happiness. I thought about it while watching Nikita Michałkow’s film “The burnt in the sun”. You can see a similar scene in this unusual film.

Outbreak of the war found me, together with my mother and sister, at Mrs Szuchowa’s pension in Biała Góra near Skierniewice. I put on my uniform straight off and went to nearby forest where our artillery regiment had stopped. When I was coming back through a glade, an open car with Polish officers entered the glade unexpectedly. Due to their very odd uniforms, I realized they were disguisers. Saboteurs, surely, turned back violently at the sight of mine and disappeared in the forest. I informed my artillerymen but intruders disappeared without a trace. So, a seven years old light cavalryman’s participation in this war ended in this manner.


Author: Stanisław Ledóchowski

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