Documentarist Jerzy Lubach's Wearing A Four-Cornered Cap and a Tiger Skin recounts the unusual tale of a group of Georgian officers who enlisted in the ranks of the Polish army circa 1921, and spent subsequent years aggressively taking on the Red Army, Hitler's Nazi troops and Stalin's Communist Army. As a precipitating event, Georgia broke off from the Soviet Union in March 1921, prompting Polish marshal Jozef Pilsudski to invite 108 Georgian men to enlist with the Polish armed forces later that same year. Not only did the men imbibe Polish military tactics with astonishing ease, the majority adapted Polish customs, learned the language with rapid fluency, developed feelings of patriotism and devotion for Poland, and even married Polish girls and started families with them. Lubach tells their stories with great attention to detail and unearths heretofore undisclosed facts, many tied to the men's participation in various military conflicts.
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