August 18, 2012
Gentlemen, draw your swords
In the event you missed it, last year Warsaw was the host of the 48th Baltic Nations Kommers, a gathering of Europe’s gallant young members of the colour-wearing fraternity bodies (“corporations”) of Central and Baltic Europe (the attractive website is still live). The patron was His Excellency Count Bronisław Komorowski, President of Poland.
An excellent book on the Polish Baltic Fraternities before 1918 was published for the meeting, in Polish, German, English, Latvian and Estonian.
Chivalry is clearly not dead in old Europe.