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Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPMAA497

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    Item #: OSPMAA497
    Osprey Publishing
    About this Osprey Publishing Book
    In 1917 Poland was recognised as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this. The Polish leader Marshal Pilsudski hurried to build an army around Polish World War I veterans, and in 1918 war broke out for Poland's independence, involving the the Poles, the Red and White Russian armies, at least two different Ukrainian forces, and Allied intervention troops. The armies that fought these campaigns were extraordinarily varied in their uniforms and insignia, equipment and weapons, and when peace was signed in 1921, Poland had achieved recognised nationhood for the first time since 1794. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this engaging study explains and illustrates the armies that fought in the epic struggle for the rebirth of the independent Polish nation, in the bitter aftermath of World War I.CONTENTS
    Introduction: historical background
    Brief history of the Russo-Polish War
    The Polish Army: organization, uniforms and insignia
    The Russian Red Army: organization, uniforms and insignia
    Ukrainian armies: the Ukrainian Red Army; UNR (E. Ukrainian), and Galician (W. Ukrainian) armies; Galician Red Army: organization, uniforms and insignia
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