Sports in the camp everyday internees soldiers of the UNR army (Strzałkowo-Kalisz-Szczypіornо), 1921-1922

Sribniak, Ihor and Palienko, Marina (2022) Sports in the camp everyday internees soldiers of the UNR army (Strzałkowo-Kalisz-Szczypіornо), 1921-1922 Polonia Maior Orientalis. Studia z dziejów Wielkopolski Wschodniej (IХ). pp. 117-128. ISSN 2392-0106; 2720-4006

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The article reveals the sports component of the daily camp life of interned Ukrainian soldiers from the Army of the Ukrainian People's Republic who were in Strzałkowo, Kalisz and Szczypіornо camps. It was established that sport owed its successful development in the camps during 1921-1922 primarily to material and organizational assistance from the camp branches of the YMCA, which provided for the renovation and arrangement of gyms, as well as purchased all the necessary sports equipment for them. Thanks to the sponsorship of the YMCA, it became possible to purchase sports uniforms for camp athletes, to organize the publication of the magazine «Sportsman», to attract instructors for various sports (primarily sports) to the camps. This, in turn, made it possible to stabilize the emotional state of the military, forced to spend a significant part of its time in camp isolation. The holding of away (out-of-camp) matches and competitions was of great importance, because they created grounds for a closer rapprochement of Polish citizenship and the camp population, facilitating the process of adaptation to the further stay in Poland for Ukrainians.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: interned Ukrainian soldiers; camp; sport; Army of the Ukrainian People's Republic; Poland
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 07:23
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 07:23

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