Hmmm... that fellow does look like he is carrying a Berthier. From the way he is dressed and the long scythe like pikes I'd guess its a reenactment of the Kościuszko Uprising but why a Berthier is anybody's guess.
Too much vodka perhaps?
Maybe they were reenacting several different Polish uprisings. I'm guessing again but those might be Imperial Russian reenactors in the second photo and in the third photo the troops on the right (in parade formation) look Napoleonic. Dąbrowski Legions?
A bit off topic but nonetheless a fascinating web site about a unique part of Polish history and culture.
Panorama Rac?awicka - Co zwiedzamy?
(In Polish, English and German)
Last edited by dastier; 01-02-2013 at 02:08 AM. Reason: Added link to the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice
Chris... Thanks for posting the photos showing the Berthiers. Please keep them coming.
President Ignacy Moscicki receiving report from officers 36 Pulk Piechoty. Behind him, from left: Gen. Daniel Konarzewski, Colonel Sergei Zahorski, Capt.. Kazimierz Jurgielewicz.
Soldiers armed with what look like Karabin Berthier wz.1916 rifle (note distinctive magazine & muzzle end).
Event Date: 1927-06
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Infantry troops on parade shouldering Lebel 86/93 Rifles. Barbakan visible in the background.
Infantry parade during ceremony. Company armed with Lebel 86/93 Rifles (stocks seem narrow, trick of light?)
France. Polish Infantry in the bushes with MAS-36 Rifles . Manufacture d'armes de Saint-╔tienne (MAS)
All sources NAC as noted on images
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Brother of Prince Nicholas of Romania passes before Polish troops with 36 Infantry Regiment Standard of the Academic Legion at Mokotowskie airfield. Soldiers present arms with Karabin Berthier wz.1916 Rifles.
Head of the Estonian state Otto Strandman (right foreground) passes in front of the guard of honor 6th Infantry Regiment. Governor Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz is at his left. Soldiers hold Karabin Berthier wz.1916 Rifles
All sources NAC Zbiory NAC on-line - prototyp
Warta School of Artillery Reserve Officers in historical costumes of 1830 with Lebel 86/93 Rifles.
Place: Włodzimierz Wołyński
Night show on the air defense of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Square in Warsaw. Gunners of No.8 battery 1 Artillery Regiment led by Lt. Gostyńskiego the cannon plot. caliber 75 mm wz. 14. Antiaircraft crew and machine-gunners armed with a version of the kbk wz.1892 Rifle.
Heavy machine gun Maxim wz. 08.
Battery 1 Heavy Artillery Regiment during the parade. Gunners armed with a version of the kbk wz.1892 Rifle.
Artillery Mokotowskiej. 75 mm cannon wz. 1897 Schneider. Gunners appear armed with kbk wz.1916 Rifle.
Event Date: 1926-05-12 - 1926-05-15
Last edited by ChrisW01; 01-05-2013 at 06:22 AM.
Chris those are wonderful photographs of Berthiers and Lebels, as well as the Maxim plus Polish field and anti aircraft artillery. I love seeing all those the beautiful Polish regimental standards too.
Thanks for posting.