Battle of Warsaw 12-15.08.1920 – 100th anniversary
Update 15.08.2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eq9k-XWjso
FROM THE AUTHOR:
From time to time we have on iM an history overwiev, so I decided to share some part of my country history.
The battle of Warsaw known as the the Miracle of the Vistula is classyfied as 18-th The most important battle in the history of the world. The battle itself is very important in the catolic Poland therefore the Armed Forces Day, known also as the Feast of the Polish Armed Forces was set up on this day.
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THE BATTLE OF WARSAW:
The Battle of Warsaw, also known as the Miracle of the Vistula, was a series of battles that resulted in a decisive Polish victory in 1920 during the Polish–Soviet War. Poland, on the verge of total defeat, repulsed and defeated the Red Army in what Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik leader, called "an enormous defeat" for his forces.
After the Polish Kiev Offensive, Soviet forces launched a successful counterattack in summer 1920, forcing the Polish army to retreat westward in disarray. The Polish forces seemed on the verge of disintegration and observers predicted a decisive Soviet victory.
The battle of Warsaw was fought from August 12–25, 1920 as Red Army forces commanded by Mikhail Tukhachevsky approached the Polish capital of Warsaw and the nearby Modlin Fortress. On August 16, Polish forces commanded by Józef Piłsudski counterattacked from the south, disrupting the enemy's offensive, forcing the Russian forces into a disorganized withdrawal eastward and behind the Neman River. Estimated Russian losses were 10,000 killed, 500 missing, 30,000 wounded, and 66,000 taken prisoner, compared with Polish losses of some 4,500 killed, 10,000 missing, and 22,000 wounded.
In the following months, several more Polish follow-up victories secured Poland's independence and led to a peace treaty with Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine later that year, securing the Polish state's eastern frontiers until 1939
The politician and diplomat Edgar Vincent regards this event as one of the most important battles in history on his expanded list of most decisive battles, since THE POLISH VICTORY OVER THE SOVIETS HALTED THE SPREAD OF COMMUNISM FURTHER WESTWARDS INTO EUROPE. A Soviet victory, which would have led to the creation of a pro-Soviet Communist Poland, would have put the Soviets directly on the eastern border of Germany, where considerable revolutionary ferment was present at the time.