Stanisław Kaczor-Batowski. JÓZEF PIŁSUDSKI’S RIFLEMEN ENTERING KIELCE
The First World War broke out in 1914. A Polish patriot, Józef Piłsudski decided to make the most of the situation and help Poland regain independence. With the riflemen under his command, he entered the territory of the Russian partition. That handful of riflemen gave rise to the Polish Legions. In 1918 Piłsudski became head of the reborn Polish state. After 123 years of oppression, Poland had regained independence.
The painting is part of the collection of the National Museum in Kielce.
written by Marek Brodzki
director of photography Arkadiusz Tomiak PSC
set design Marek Warszewski
edited by Wojciech Janas
sound Andrzej Lewandowski, Karol Mańkowski
costumes Katarzyna Lewińska
make up Janusz Kaleja
cast Marcin Bosak, Fabian Kocięcki, Marcin Ochociński, Joanna Derengowska, Anna Oberc narrated by Olgierd Łukaszewicz
production Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
produced by Włodzimierz Niederhaus
production manager Andrzej Besztak