Polish Winged Hussars

  • Three hundred and thirty nine years ago today, the largest cavalry charge in history broke the back of Turkish forces besieging a starving Vienna.  At the fore of the charge was Polish Winged Hussars.  Leading the relief force and riding with the Winged Hussars was King John III Sobieski who proclaimed after the stupendous victory "Venimus, vidimus, Deus vicit" (We came, we saw, God conquered.)  Never again would the Ottoman Turks seriously threaten Western Europe.