My piece from new GOVERDOSE project, called VVINNERS,\ ,
The main idea of the VVINNERS project is the creation of the unique compilation of Polish victories, that became legendary and are inspiration for next generations of Poles. In the project we avoid touching on the martyrological topics. On the contrary, we focus on the promotion of numerous Polish victories, suggesting at the same time that they are still possible nowadays – just as they were in the past. We show Poland as a country of winners – brave and fearless people for whom freedom has always been a top priority – just like for the Spartans.
Successes of polish animations or the comics anthology about the Warsaw Uprising, clearly show that historical and patriotic topics can be successfully used in the contemporary design and they arouse a lot of interest among the audience, cultural institutions and mass media.
On the one hand the VVINNERS Project corresponds with this trend, on the other hand, however, it is in many ways unique because of its subject matter (focusing not on defeats but on victories) and its authors – Goverdose collective, which is a group of the most talented Polish designers representing different graphic styles with the cooperation with Surge Polonia – first patriotic clothing brand in the world.
My piece is about Monte Cassino battle, On March 24th, 1944 general Władysław Anders, the commander of the Polish II Corps was called to the staff of general Sir Oliver Leese, the commander of the Eighth British Army. Once general Leese made a short introduction about the “damn mountain”, about the hell that took a heavy toll, he turned to general Anders and said: “I decided to entrust Polish II Corps with the conquest of the monastery and the monastic hills. I am fully aware what a difficult and important task it is. If you decide not to undertake the challenge, I would be forced to give it to another corps. The Polish Corps will be used in another place. If you could be so kind and go with the Chief of the Staff to the room next door to confer with him. Please inform me about your decision within next 10 minutes.” Anders accepted the challenge. On May 19th, 1944 the Polish flag flattered on the ruins of the monastery, ending one of the fiercest battles in the World War II history.
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