Poles in America

Fischer 2258-2260 (Sheet 52) | Michel 2405-2407 (Sheet 63) | Scott 2122a,b,c | Year of issue 1975 | People's Republic of Poland

200th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America: participation of Poles in American life.

Sheet 52

Decorative label
George Washington
Decorative label
Tadeusz Kościuszko
Decorative label
(Yorktown)
Kazimierz Pułaski

Translations

Za wolność waszą i naszą = For your freedom and ours.

Glossary

George Washington (1732-1799) was the successful commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (17751783) and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected twice (1789-1797).
Kazimierz Pułaski (1745-1779) is called Casimir Pulaski in the United States. From 1777 to 1779, he fought for independence of the United States in the American Revolution under the command of George Washington.
Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817) was a Polish national hero who fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army on the side of Washington.
The American Revolutionary War (17751783) is also known as the American War of Independence.

Relevant pages

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Resources

George Washington
Tadeusz Kościuszko
Casimir Pulaski (Kazimierz Pułaski)
American Revolutionary War
Battle of Yorktown (1781)