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October 8, 1656
The battle of Prostki took place during the Second Northern War and was a decisive victory of Polish-Lithuanian forces numbering 10,000 men mostly Winged Hussars supported by 2,000 Mongol cavalry and lead by Hetman Wincenty Gosiewski over a Swedish-Brandenburgian army of 6,500 regulars nearly half of them infantry reinforced by 800 Lithuanian-Polish cavalry of prince Boguslav Radziwill and lead by prince Georg Friedrich von Waldeck. The battle was portrayed in the Polish movie "Potop" from 1974

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