Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919–21

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Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919–21

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In 1917 Poland was recognised 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 recognised nationhood for the first time since 1794. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour 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.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2014
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472801074
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 0 b/w; 0 col
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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