The battle forced the Ottomans to give up their dreams of adding Poland to their realm, and gave Poland its self-image of being the defender of Christianity in Europe.
The 'Miracle You've Never Heard Of' campaign about the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, involving two spots, three languages, five articles in the foreign press, sixty posts and dozens of influencers has ended, wrote the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage on Twitter.
In response to articles appearing in Newsweek and the Onet news portal recalling the memories of a Red Army doctor held in a POW camp which he describes as ‘hell on earth’, in a three-page letter to the CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media, Morawiecki said that ‘no one is allowed to relativize history’ and ‘we cannot allow the true picture of this war to be distorted.’
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday that the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw should be celebrated not only in Warsaw and Poland, but also all over Europe.
Historians plan to publicise a key battle in European history, which is still little known outside Poland.
The battle’s importance for Poland and the rest of Europe cannot be overstated. According to British diplomat Lord Edgar Vincent d’Abernon it is 18th in the list of the most important battles in the history of the world, ahead of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Midway.
Covering an area of 360 square metres on the side of a ten-floor apartment building, the mural features historical figures associated with the battle, including statesman Józef Piłsudski.
The battle which the notes commemorate, has been called one of 20 battles that decided the fate of the world as the unexpected victory halted the westward advance of Communism.
The construction of a museum devoted to the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces halted a Europe-advancing Red Army, was launched by Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak on a historic battlefield in Ossow, near Warsaw, on Monday.
During the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921, Osikowski led Polish soldiers against the Bolshevik troops and in 1920 took command of the Lower Vistula Group, fighting the Bolsheviks in the town of Płock, in central Poland,