Tadeusz Bierczyński – Journal of a Legionary 1914–1915 Cover Image

Tadeusz Bierczyński – Pamiętnik Legionisty 1914–1915
Tadeusz Bierczyński – Journal of a Legionary 1914–1915

Author(s): Kamila Follprecht, Andrzej Gaczoł
Subject(s): History, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Tadeusz Bierczyński; Legions; 2nd Infantry Regiment; World War I

Summary/Abstract: Bierczyński (1891–1970), a graduate of law at Jagiellonian University, led the “Falcon” unit, which set off from Wieliczka on 25 August 1914 to join the Legions forming in Krakow. He served in the 2nd Infantry Regiment, participating in the winter offensive of the II Brigade and the tough battles in Carlibaba (17–21 January 1915) and Korolówka (6–7 March 1915). During the fighting, he described the events from the life of a legionary, however, only fragments of his typed journal remain, covering events from 25 August until 21 October 1914, then from 10 January until 9 March 1915 and from 11 to 31 May 1915. They contain interesting information not only about the military activities, but also about the daily life of the legionaries, the view of the organisation of military actions, news about legionaries as well as descriptions of places in which the divisions were stationed.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: XXVI
  • Page Range: 101-138
  • Page Count: 38
  • Language: Polish