A 100 years ago Polish forces handed Bolshevism a decisive defeat and liberated the country for two decades.

The Battle of Warsaw, also known as the Miracle on the Vistula, was a series of battles that resulted in a decisive Polish victory in 1920 during the Polish-Soviet War. Poland, on the verge of total defeat, repulsed and defeated the Red Army in what Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik leader, called “an enormous defeat” for his forces. 🇵🇱👍❤️

The battle of Warsaw was fought from August 12–25, 1920 as Red Army forces commanded by  Mikhail Tukhachevsky approached the Polish capital of Warsaw and the nearby Modlin fortress. On August 16, Polish forces commanded by Jóżef Piłsudski counterattacked from the south, disrupting the enemy’s offensive, forcing the Russian forces into a disorganized withdrawal eastward. Estimated Russian losses were 10,000 killed, 500 missing, 30,000 wounded, and 66,000 taken prisoner, compared with Polish losses of some 4,500 killed, 10,000 missing, and 22,000 wounded. ✌️

In the following months, several more Polish follow-up victories secured Poland’s independence and led to peace treaties that enabled the establishment of a free Polish state for about two decades, until German occupation in 1939.

Lets’s hope that humankind learns the lessons from our horrific past and there will be no more need for any battles. 🇺🇸🇵🇱👍❤️🌻✌️ Peace everyone! Hope to see you in a peaceful Poland.

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