The battle that saved civilization – A Tribute to Nikola Šubić Zrinski / Zrínyi Miklós

The battle that saved civilization – A Tribute to Nikola Šubić Zrinski / Zrínyi Miklós


To battle, to battle! Unsheathe your sword, Ban, Let the enemy know how we die! Our city already burns, The heat is already reaching us: Their roar resounds, Their rage is rampant! Our chests flare up as that fire, The roar is silenced by the rattling of our swords! All of you, kiss Zrinski As brethren would kiss one another! Follow him to the gates, You, faithful heroes! (Now, brethren!) Good bye and be well, (Load the rifles, pistols,) Our home of old, (Our thunders, our bang,) Oh, good bye, (Let them roar, topple, harry!) From everywhere (Let us grind our fierce swords,) The grim enemy comes (Make them cut harder, harder!) Already they plan To bury your sacred body, (Load the rifles, pistols,) But they won’t! (Our thunders, our bang,) All your sons move to the fight for you! (Let them roar, topple, harry!) Our home, you will stand forever! Into the fight, to the fight! For the home, for the home now to the fight! Even if the infernal might Raises its knife at it; To the fight! We are few, but courageous! Who, who will bring him down? Death to the devil, death! For the home, to the fight, For the home, to the fight Good bye and be well, (Load the rifles, pistols,) Our home of old, (Our thunders, our bang,) Oh, good bye, (Let them roar, topple, harry!) From everywhere (Let us grind our fierce swords,) The grim enemy comes Already they plan (Make them cut harder, harder!) To bury your sacred body, (Load the rifles, pistols,) But they won’t! (Our thunders, our bang,) All your sons move to the fight for you! (Let them roar, topple, harry!) Our home, you will stand forever! Into the fight, to the fight! For the home, for the home now to the fight! Even if the infernal might Raises its knife at it; To the fight! We are few, but courageous! Who, who will bring him down? Death to the devil, death! To die for your homeland – such a delight! Against the enemy! They must, they must… Die!

Author: Kennedi Daugherty

8 thoughts on “The battle that saved civilization – A Tribute to Nikola Šubić Zrinski / Zrínyi Miklós

  1. what many people dosent know is that along side with Nikola two or three noble men from serbia fought!and Nikola had an offer from Suleiman to be his subject and in return he will gave him kingdom of Croatia.but we have never been slaves!a lesson from history….1102 with Pacta conventa being signed we entered into union with Hungary and with Habsburg dinasty the empire should have been named Austria-Hungary-Croatian empire!archduke Ferdinand knew that and he planed to make that correction for us but that wouldnt suit the plan for Great Serbia so serbs murderd him.and we all know how that ended….the real reason for ww1 was not to allow Croatia had its rightfull place in empire otherwise it would bee imposible for serbian plans in the 20th century

  2. one more thing….when he was asked will aid will come Nikola answered God is high and king is far away!!!the man is true hero!!!with 2500 men against 100 000 ottomans.and he died from an arrow and was burried with all the honors.

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