Andrzej Pronaszko, Wspomnienia. Obrona Lwowa
Andrzej Pronaszko, Memories. The Defence of Lvov
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Andrzej Pronaszko’s text in the current issue of Pamiętnik Teatralny is a previously unpublished account of the artist participation in the defence of Lvov in 1918. It is a part of the memoirs written by the artist in the 1950s, the manuscript of which is being kept in the collection of the Theatre Museum in Warsaw. Among other things, Pronaszko recalls how he fought for the Citadel and Main Post Office, how he helped to stop a military’s drinking bout in a villa in Sykstuska Street, and how, in recognition of his merits, he was sent to the critical Bem Sector with the mission to establish order and discipline among the soldiers. He also claims that he took command of the left wing and managed to regain possession of the Wolność (Freedom) Street. Andrzej Pronaszko’s notes are a valuable source for his biography and an addition to historical studies and literature devoted to the Defence of Lvov. They require, however, critical reading and careful comparison with other historical sources.
- G. Łukomski, Cz. Partacz, B. Polak, Wojna polsko ukraińska 1918–1919. Działania bojowe – aspekty polityczne – kalendarium, Koszalin-Warszawa 1994.
- A. Pronaszko, Zapiski scenografa. Wspomnienia – artykuły – listy, oprac. J. Timoszewicz, Warszawa 1976.
- M. Szydłowska, Teatr Miejski we Lwowie u progu niepodległości (1918–1919), „Pamiętnik Teatralny” 2018 z. 3.
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