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Named Pobiedziska by Prince Casimir I the Restorer (Kazimierz I Odnowiciel),
Duke of Poland of the Piast dynasty and de facto monarch of the entire
country, in the commemoration of his victory over the rebellious Masław
of Masovia. ( "pobieda" = "victory" in archaic Polish and contemporary
1257 - city rights granted by Przemysł I
1331 - the Teutonic Knights looted and destroyed the town
1793 - to Prussia as a result of the second partition of Poland
1918 - disarming of German troops
1939 - Germans are back - this time Nazis
1945 - Soviet troops chase the Germans out
1990 - return of the real self-government
Arms and flag adopted on April 24, 2003 (resolution # VIII/63/03).
"Arms: shield divided into two halves: red and blue.
On the red field a Piast's white eagle (uncrowned - princely).
On the blue field an image of Prince Casimir I the Restorer, kneeling and praying.
Flag: a rectangle divided vertically into two fields: blue and red.
In the middle of the flag the Arms are placed."
(included is a photo of the flag carried by local children on the trip to the Ukraine in 2008).
Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Nov 2008