In the run-up to independence uprising, from October 1861 to June 1862 thanks to permit the authorities of the United Kingdom of Italy and the intervention of Giuseppe Garibaldi functioned in Genoa and Cuneo Polish Military School was closed due to diplomatic pressure by the partitioning powers. Over the course of several months was the theoretical preparation of the January Uprising leadership cadre, and 15 graduates covered the self-command of the guerrilla armed parties. 4 of them belonged to the most prominent commanders for the entire war, also 4 can be regarded as promising. One showed just to be average, two were clearly weak. In two cases, it is difficult to set a clear assessment. For two commanders, former soldiers of the Austrian army were disappointing in the field. The Italic episode was an added element of military knowledge. The most significant was the individual’s charac-teristics, although it certainly proved to be a useful body of knowledge transmitted by the emigration of well-prepared teachers cadet school.
AfiliacjaWNHiS UKSW, Warszawa Polska
dr Adam Buława, born 1971, assistant professor at Faculty of History and Social Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw - Department of Military History, Faculty of 19th and 20th Century History, Institute of History. Academic pursuits: 19th and 20th century history of Poland and the world, military history.