Here you can watch story about the Latvian Riflemen in times of World War I: how it all started and how they became legendary heroes of Latvian nation. With English subtitles!
This is the cover artwork from our old demo Semigalls’ Warchant (1997 and re-released in 2005). It also can be seen on album t-shirts, we have made with this picture. Now I want to tell you what exactly is what you can see in this picture.
It was painted by Rihards Zariņš back in 1920’s and it’s called – “Viestard’s fight with Crusader”.
Viestards (or Viesturs, Vestards, Vester, Viesthardus, Vestardus) was a famous Semigallian warchief from Tērvete land. Lately he became known as chief (kunic) of all Semigallia (Zemgale region today, see map). Continue reading
This photo I made when I visited one of the last, but still existing sacred groves here in my country. Continue reading
Latvian national flag was established in times of World War I. In 1915, while forming the Latvian Riflemen battalion flags, some painters offered Red – White – Red coloured flag sketches. They draw inspiration from the old chronicles. Continue reading