Battle of Vienna 1683 - 325 anniversary of saving Europe from Ottoman invaders

Belisarius

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Jun 2006
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Was Poland the first country to have Hussars?
They first appeared in Hungary/Serbia as light raiding cavalry in the 1400s. The Poles just up-armoured them and changed their role to battlefield shock troops.
 
Oct 2008
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With the defeat of turks near to Vienna, for Ottoman empire started epoch of a defense. After the retreat of the ottomans, The pope state, Poland, Venetian republic and later Russia created the Holy league - there is video for the siege of Viena:
[ame]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=V7xjwlc0wyM&feature=related[/ame]