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With Fire and Sword (film)

With Fire and Sword (Polish: Ogniem i Mieczem; Ukrainian: Вогнем і Мечем, Vohnem i Mechem) is a 1999 Polish historical drama film directed by Jerzy Hoffman. The film is based on the novel With Fire and Sword, the first part in The Trilogy of Henryk Sienkiewicz. At the time of its filming it was the most expensive Polish film ever made.

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The Polish camp is overrun. Khmelnytsky has won his first victory of the rebellion.

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...the rain from the night has softened the ground, and the mighty Polish charge is broken and ruined before it has begun.

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Khmelnytsky commands the attack on the Polish earthworks. He does not fear the strength of their Husaria, for good reason...

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The wings on a Hussar's armor were made from eagle feathers. In addition to striking an imposing figure on the battlefield, their wooden frames rattled maddeningly during charges and enraged the horses into a frenzy

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Hussars wore heavy armor and bore extremely long lances

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The pride of the the Polish forces, the Husaria

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Highly mobile wagon fortifications were a staple of the Cossack military technique

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Stefan Potocki prepares the Polish-Lithuanian forces for the first battle against Khmelnytsky's rebels

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Artillery was an important part of war, and was dragged long distances by horses to keep the army tactically supported

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Much of Khmelnytsky's strength lies in his alliance with the Crimean Tartars, and he is counting on the Cossack regiments from the Commonwealth's armies to desert and join him once he has achieved his first victories

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