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White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and "Miracle on the Vistula"

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  • White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and "Miracle on the Vistula"



    In White Eagle, Red Star, distinguished historian Norman Davies gives us a full account of the Polish–Soviet War, with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army—sure of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe —was crushed by a devastating Polish attack. Since known as the Miracle on the Vistula, it remains one of the most crucial conflicts of the Western world. Drawing on both Polish and Russian sources, Norman Davies shows how this war was a pivotal event in the course of European history.

    The book refers also to a story of American volunteer pilots, who fought in Polish Air Force (Kosciuszko Squadron) during this war.

    The Battle of Warsaw 1920 (Miracle on the Vistula), during this war, stopped the march of Bolshevik's armies towards the Western Europe, where they wanted to spread the revolution.

    Poland stopped on itself the full brunt of the Red Army and defeated an idea of the "export of the revolution". Western Europe, where revolutionary fever was boiling over on the streets, was spared a bloody fight for survival. Unfortunately, political and military significance of this victory was never fully appreciated by Europeans.

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    Here's Amazon link that some might find useful. It sure looks interesting.

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