The Battle of Warsaw as Witnessed by the Participants
The Battle of Warsaw of 1920 has often been compared to the Battle of the Marne of 1914, both in terms of strategies employed and in terms of historical significance. Yet, whereas the latter has been the subject of several volumes written in the English language, there does not exist a comparable work on the ‘Miracle of the Vistula’, as it is often called. Some writers who have touched on the subject have noted the mysterious aspect of the battle. Winston Churchill, for instance, comparing the Polish counterattack and the rapid Russian retreat which occurred on 16–17 August to the battle which took place near Paris almost exactly six years earlier, wrote:
KeywordsPolish General General Staff Strategic Situation Soviet Policy High Command
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