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.
Centenary celebrations of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, the so-called 'Miracle on the Vistula,' will be held in Warsaw on August 15, the centrepiece of which will be a military parade, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on Tuesday.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) adopted on Wednesday a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces halted the westwards-advancing Red Army. The battle was the turning point of the 1919-1921 Polish-Bolshevik War.
Standing 23 metres high, the monument will be a type of obelisk known as a gnomon, the part of the sundial that casts the shadow and the top of the monument will bear the date “1920”.
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Poland’s August 15th celebrations for Armed Forces Day mark the country’s 1920 victory against advancing Russian Bolsheviks in the Battle of Warsaw. Over 100 airplanes and helicopters, more than 200 military vehicles and over 1,500 troops took part in the annual celebrations.