|Polish–Soviet War, Interwar Period|
|Part of The Russian Civil War|
Polish defenses at Miłosna, during the decisive battle of Warsaw, August 1920.
| Russian SFSR
| Republic of Poland
|Commanders and leaders|
| Leon Trotsky
Mikhail Tukhachevsky (Western Front)
Joseph Stalin (Lviv/Lwów front)
Alexander Ilyich Yegorov (Southwestern Front)
Semyon Budyonny (1st Cavalry Army)
| Józef Piłsudski
|From ~50,000 in early 1919 to almost 800,000 in summer 1920||From ~50,000 in early 1919 to ~738,000 in August 1920|
|Casualties and losses|
|estimated 60,000 killed
80,000 – 157,000 taken prisoner
|About 48,000 killed
51,351 taken prisoner
Names of Polish Armed Forces mortal casualties
in period 1918 – 1920 totaling 47,055
The Polish–Soviet War (February 1919 – March 1921) was an armed conflict between Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine against the Second Polish Republic and the Ukrainian People's Republic. It was for control of what is present day Ukraine and parts of present day Belarus.
A formal peace treaty, the Peace of Riga, was signed on 18 March 1921. It divided the land between Poland and Soviet Russia. Much of the land given to Poland became part of the Soviet Union after World War II.
References[change | change source]
- Davies 2003, p. 39
- Davies, White Eagle..., Polish edition, p.142–143
- Davies 2003, p. 41
- Davies, White Eagle..., Polish edition, p.162 and p.202.
- Rudolph J. Rummel (1 January 1990). Lethal politics: Soviet genocide and mass murder since 1917. Transaction Publishers. p. 55. . http://books.google.com/books?id=sK5CJFpb2DAC&pg=PA55. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
- NDAP 2004 Official Polish government note about 2004 Rezmar, Karpus and Matveev book.
- Matveev 2006
- Norman Davies (1972). White eagle, red star: the Polish-Soviet war, 1919–20. Macdonald and Co.. p. 247. http://books.google.com/books?id=2ES0AAAAIAAJ. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- (Polish) Karpus, Zbigniew, Alexandrowicz Stanisław, Waldemar Rezmer, Zwycięzcy za drutami. Jeńcy polscy w niewoli (1919–1922). Dokumenty i materiały (Victors Behind Barbed Wire: Polish Prisoners of War, 1919–1922: Documents and materials), Toruń, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, 1995, ISBN 978-83-231-0627-2.