Lāčplēsis Day is the day upon which Latvia's soldiers are honored, and though it coincides with the day upon which the end of the First World War is commemorated in many other countries, the Latvian events are subtly different, officially marking the day in 1919 when a crucial victory against allied German and White Russian forces was won in the fledgling republic, which had declared independence a year earlier.
Those who participated in the freedom battles were entitled to win the prestigious Order of Lāčplēsis decoration.
To mark this year's Lāčplēsis Day, we offer a quiz to refresh or build upon your knowledge of those events and the recipients of the Order of Lāčplēsis.
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