Andrzej Duda, Poland's president, said on Tuesday that the heroism of Polish soldiers in the country's 1920 victory over the Red Army in the Battle of Warsaw changed the course of history and protected the whole of Europe from the Bolsheviks.
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.
Played out on the 31st of August 1920 near the village of Komarów, the three hour battle was the last and largest cavalry battle of the 20th century and resulted in Poland’s victory in the Polish-Bolshevik war.
A memorial commemorating the role played by international cooperation during the Polish-Bolshevik War is a monument to international solidarity, a senior government minister has said.
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.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Facebook on Tuesday that the government will finance the purchase of masts and flags for all municipalities that sign-up to the "Under the White and Red" campaign.
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.’
Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak on Sunday paid tribute to the soldiers of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw at the Cemetery of Soldiers of the Polish-Bolshevik War in Radzymin, north-east of Warsaw.
National stadium converted into giant battlefield to celebrate a victory that saved Poland’s independence 100 years ago.
The new museum reveals in detail both the private and public life of one of the cornerstone figures of Polish history.
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