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 Post subject: Catholic Poland crushes the Soviet invasion on Europe, 1920
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:28 am 
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Following WW1 Europe was a mess with Marxist threatening to take control everywhere. As the opening of this short film sez, Poland was the key, control it and the Soviet had access to Western Europe.

Tried to find another documentary, not so Catholic, but all I found were Polish only.

Still this one tells the tale.
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Catholic Poland crushes the Soviet invasion on Europe, A.D. 1920
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AD 1920. The Polish people puts up an epic defense of the country against the invasion of the Soviet Union. The special words of gratitude to Cardinal Achille Ratti, the ambassador of the Holy See to Poland and the future Pope Pius XI, who was the only diplomat in Warsaw that didn't flee the city during the Bolshevik siege in August 1920.

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The most heartfelt words of gratitude to the most faithful and genuine friends that Poland has ever had:

- to The United States of America, to President Woodrow Wilson personally and above all, to the heroic volunteers from the U.S. Air Force, who came to defend Poland from the communist doom led by the voice of the heart .

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.", John 15,13

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Must watch it.

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Michner's novel Poland gives a sort of pro-Polish overview of Polish history including the 1920 war. Read it 20 years ago, liked it then...

“A Pole is a man born with a sword in his right hand, a brick in his left. When the battle is over, he starts to rebuild.”


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wulfir wrote:
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Michner's novel Poland gives a sort of pro-Polish overview of Polish history including the 1920 war. Read it 20 years ago, liked it then...

“A Pole is a man born with a sword in his right hand, a brick in his left. When the battle is over, he starts to rebuild.”
Yah, read Michner's many novels. They were good but liberal.

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Never heard of this conflict. Looking on Google I was unable to determine who attacked whom. The Wiki entry makes it seem like suddenly battle was raging and Poland was driving east trying to establish a breakaway republic in Ukraine.

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Further googling reveals another wiki entry that indicates that the Poles started the war in 1919 with the goal of expanding the Polish border eastward and establishing a rump state in Ukraine.

IMO that makes the USSR's attack on Poland in 1939 more understandable.

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Yes, there were territorial disputes.

But the final outcome according to historians:
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Main article: Aftermath of the Polish–Soviet War
Further information: Controversies of the Polish–Soviet War
According to the British historian A. J. P. Taylor, the Polish–Soviet War "largely determined the course of European history for the next twenty years or more. [...] Unavowedly and almost unconsciously, Soviet leaders abandoned the cause of international revolution." It would be twenty years before the Bolsheviks would send their armies abroad to 'make revolution'.[26][100] According to American sociologist Alexander Gella, "the Polish victory had gained twenty years of independence not only for Poland, but at least for an entire central part of Europe."[101]
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mdiehl wrote:
IMO that makes the USSR's attack on Poland in 1939 more understandable.


Do you mean the Nazi Germany - USSR co-operation under the Molotov-Ribbentropp pact? :mrgreen:


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