Research and Editing: Agnieszka Knyt
History Consultant: Janusz Odziemkowski, Jan Tarczyński, Jerzy Kochanowski
English translation: Barbara Herchenreder
Graphic design: Danuta Błahut-Biegańska
Warsaw 2005, First Edition
Hardcover, 220 pages
Editors: KARTA Centre, City of Warsaw History Museum
Z serii: Poza seriami
The Year 1920
The War beetween Poland and Bolshevik Russia
The Year 1920. The year when the fate of the Nation was thrown into the balance – the year of the greatest Polish victory of the 20th Century over an external ruthless enemy. Eighty-five years ago, the Polish people closed ranks and stood up for their Motherland in the face of an ideology which posed a threat to the whole of Europe. Poland alone stood in the way of Bolshevism. Zobacz więcej
The victory in the Battle for Warsaw laid the foundations for building an independent nation and state, which had re-emerged after the First World War. The succes won by Józef Piłsudski, his armies, indeed the whole of Polish society was to make its mark for many years on the history of Europe prior to the Second World War.
It is worth recalling the moment when the future security of Europe and, to some extent at least, the very soul of the West depended on the stance of the Poles.