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Cud nad Wisla / Battle of Warsaw 1920 - Public Holiday


szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
15 Aug 2007 /  #1
I am sure as some of you know today is a Public Holiday in Poland and also Cud na Wisdla - Battle of Warsaw 1920.

The Battle of Warsaw (sometimes referred to as the Miracle at the Vistula, Polish: Cud nad Wisłą) was the decisive battle of the Polish-Soviet War, which began soon after the end of World War I in 1918 and lasting until the Treaty of Riga (1921).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_(1920)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Aug 2007 /  #2
had a quick look at the link - interesting... but why did so many poles 'disappear' compared to the russians...?

"Estimated Bolshevik losses were 10,000 killed, 500 missing, 10,000 wounded and 66,000 taken prisoner, compared with Polish losses of some 4,500 killed, 10,000 missing and 22,000 wounded."
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
15 Aug 2007 /  #3
I am sure as some of you know today is a Public Holiday in Poland

I don't like holidays in the middle of the week. I keep thinking it's Saturday.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Aug 2007 /  #4
unless of course its in spain where the custom is to 'bridge' the day off to the weekend
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
24 Sep 2007 /  #5
it shows better whole war not only one battle ... we deffended our country we stoped red army

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish-Soviet_War
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
24 Sep 2007 /  #6
I don't like holidays in the middle of the week. I keep thinking it's Saturday.

I'll have yours then
ConstantineK 26 | 1,259  
26 Sep 2007 /  #7
66,000 taken prisoner, compared

Which were starved to death by Polish authorities in the concentration camps :-(((
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
26 Sep 2007 /  #8
lie
Ronek 1 | 261  
26 Sep 2007 /  #9
this movie says it all
ConstantineK 26 | 1,259  
26 Sep 2007 /  #10
Quoting: ConstantineK
Which were starved to death by Polish authorities in the concentration camps :-(((

lie

They died spontaneously?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
26 Sep 2007 /  #11
Which were starved to death by Polish authorities in the concentration camps :-(((

LOL ! A large part of these people changed the side and fought for us, others were affraid to come back - killing those, who were POWs of the enemy was well known in the SU long before WW2. The whole thing was made up in late 80's as "anti-Katyń" - we can't deny Katyń anymore but let's show that they are no better.
ConstantineK 26 | 1,259  
26 Sep 2007 /  #12
Katyn? Hemmm, it's Polish-German case!
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
26 Sep 2007 /  #13
Not funny. Rather pathetic.
Poznan 5 | 46  
25 Oct 2008 /  #16
you tal about only one episod in this war ...

In whole war result was :

Casualties and losses

Russian:
estimated over [b]200,000 killed

80,000 taken prisoner[6] (including rear-area personnel)

Polish:
47,571 killed -96,250
113,518 wounded,
51,351 taken prisoner

One of the best units in this war was 17 Infranty division form Greater Poland. After succesful anti-German up rise Poznań troops were moved on easter front and 17th division is worth remember.


Krakowfitout - | 8  
15 Aug 2009 /  #17
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Pan Kazimierz 1 | 195  
15 Aug 2009 /  #18
Can't say, but how many taken prisoner? That might account for it.
vetala - | 382  
15 Aug 2009 /  #19
Which were starved to death by Polish authorities in the concentration camps :-(((

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camps_for_Polish_prisoners_and_internees_in_Soviet_Union_and_Lithuania_(1919-1921)

About 20,000 out of about 51,000 Polish POWS died in Soviet and Lithuanian camps. Similar number of Soviet POWs - from 16,000 to 20,000 out of 80,000 - perished due to disease and poor conditions in Polish camps in that period.

Gee, I wonder in which camps conditions were worse...
Gregrog 4 | 100  
15 Aug 2009 /  #20
It looks like Soviet camps were worse - 39% of Polish POW's died comparing to 20%-25% of Soviet POW's parished.
lesser 4 | 1,311  
15 Aug 2009 /  #21
It was a victory so there wont be much of celebrations in Poland.

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