Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919–21

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Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919–21

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Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this engaging study explains and illustrates the armies that fought in the epic struggle for the rebirth of the independent Polish nation, in the bitter aftermath of World War I and the Russian Revolution.

In 1917 Poland was recognized as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this. The Polish leader Marshal Pilsudski hurried to build an army around Polish World War I veterans, and in 1918 war broke out for Poland's independence, involving the the Poles, the Red and White Russian armies, at least two different Ukrainian forces, and Allied intervention troops. The armies that fought these campaigns were extraordinarily varied in their uniforms and insignia, equipment and weapons, and when peace was signed in 1921, Poland had achieved recognized nationhood for the first time since 1794.

Table of Contents

Introduction: historical background/ Brief history of the Russo-Polish War/ The Polish Army: organization, uniforms and insignia/ The Russian Red Army: organization, uniforms and insignia/ Ukrainian armies: the Ukrainian Red Army; UNR (E. Ukrainian), and Galician (W. Ukrainian) armies; Galician Red Army: organization, uniforms and insignia/ Plate commentaries/ Index

Product details

Published Nov 18 2014
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472801067
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 0 b/w; 0 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 497
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Nigel Thomas

DR NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist an…

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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