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KIRCHOLM. The Battle of Kircholm (27 September 1605, or 17 September in the Old Style calendar then in use in Protestant countries) was one of the major battles in the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1611. The battle was decided in 20 minutes by the devastating charge of Polish-Lithuanian cavalry, the Winged Hussars.[6] The battle ended in the decisive victory of Polish-Lithuanian forces, and is remembered as one of the greatest triumphs of Commonwealth cavalry.

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"Charge of the Winged Hussars at the Battle of Kircholm", 1925, oil on canvas, 40 x 80 cm, private collection by Wojciech Kossak

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