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  1. says:

    Remember pepole POLAND WAS POWERFUL FOR CENTURIES and even after and during partitions and world wars POLAND saved Western Europe From Tatars Turks and in 1920 Lenin's global ambitions Just saying;

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    Competent telling of the Russo Polish war of 191920 A little too much military detail and poor maps let it down somewhat in my view It reads a

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    I'm doing a presentation on this war for my tenth grade European history class and this book proved very helpful I didn't know beans about this war and only came across it in some reference bookThis is a reasonably well written book that teases out a forgotten but interesting chapter of 20th century history The author's prose is robust and he takes pains to uote from primary sources I also like his weaving the writings o

  4. says:

    A good well written if unfortunately slightly out of date history of the Polish Soviet 1919 1922 war The book's main failin

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    White Eagle Red Star is one of four books written by Norman Davies thathave dramatically altered the way Westerners and Poles have come to view the history of Poland The other three are God's Playground Rising 44 and Microcosm This succinct vol

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    White Eagle – Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20 by Norman Davies“An energetic conduct of war strengthens the national character; by contrast wars conducted over a long time and lamely entail the greatest material losses and moral damage” wrote Colonel Blume some years after the Franco Prussian War A sentiment that is especially telling of the war in uestion White Eagle – Red Star is an excellent

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    Excellent doctoral dissertation written in the early 1970s by the now top Polish historian writing in English It has all the problems of a dissertation but one can see even at that early stage the strength of Davi

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    This is the history of a little known war between the new Soviet state and the first free Poland state in several centuries Unlike WWI in the West this was a war of movement rather than static trench warfare This was a peculiar war in which there were still huge cavalry engagement between Poles and Russians Ironically tanks and aircraft were also involved in the fighting Often times many assume the post WWI map of Europe was purely the r

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    I'm really not all that impressed with this book However it also happens to be the only book that I know of that deals with the entire Polish Soviet War of 1919 1921 which makes it by default a must have book for anyone who

  10. says:

    A well written and balanced history of the Polish Russian war of 1919 20 Davies' presents the conflict clearly while establi

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In White Eagle Red Star distinguished historian Norman Davies gives us a full account of the Polish Soviet War with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army sure Remember pepole POLAND WAS POWERFUL FOR CENTURIES and even after and during partitions and world wars POLAND saved Western Europe From Tatars Turks and in 1920 Lenin s global ambitions Just saying

Summary White Eagle Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20

White Eagle Red Star The Polish Soviet War 1919 20

Of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe was crushed by a devastating Polish attack Since known as “The Miracle of the Vistula” it remains one of the White Eagle Red Star is one of four books written by Norman Davies thathave dramatically altered the way Westerners and Poles have come to view the history of Poland The other three are God s Playground Rising 44 and Microcosm This succinct volume tells how Josef Pilsudki recreated Poland after 125 years in which it had been partitioned between Austria Germany and Russia He then defended it against a communist invasion from RussiaPilsudski is venerated in Poland as the founder of the modern state In the west he has been accorded scant respect and wrongly accused of many sins that he was entirely innocent of Pilsudki was born into a minor noble family in was now part of Lithuania He started his career as a communist where he showed a great deal of skill providing funds for the Russian communist party by robbing trains Unfortunately he was close enough to Lenin s brother that when an assassination attempt was made on the Tsar Pilsudski was sentenced to five years of internment in SiberiaAfter his internment Pilsudski organized a regiment that fought int he Austrian army on the Eastern Front Pilsudski was no longer a communist by this point but he retained resolutely socialist and atheistic ideas all his life which was uite unusual for a Polish nobleman Pilsudski had come to the conclusion that a common front of Poles from the entire political spectrum was needed to recreate Poland When Austria surrendered Germany asked him to swear allegiance to the Kaiser and join the fight against Russia When Pilsudsk refused he was jailed However he was released several months later when Germany surrendered In a startling manoeuvre he persuaded the Germans to give him the weapons from their arsenal in the city where he was jailed The Germans agreed and within days Pilsudki had an army with which to carve out a state in the territories of the three occupying powers that had just fallenPilsudski had seized most of the Ukraine before the Russians counter attacked in early 1920 The Russians wanted to first subdue Poland and then continue driving West so as to link up with the communists who had begun insurrections in Germany However in August 1920 the Russians were stopped at Warsaw in a battle that the Poles refer to as the Miracle on the Vistula Pilsudski than launched a counteroffensive which in turn stalled in the Ukraine At this point the Russians and Poles signed a treaty to end their war and which settled their boundaries until WWIIIn this remarkable book Davies demolishes several mythes about Pilsudki notably 1 Myth 1 Pilsudski as a fascist The reality was that Pilsudski did rule as a autocrat but his political agenda was socialist He staunchly defended Poland s Jewish population through out his life 2 Myth 2 Pilsudski was pro German The reality was that Pilsudski believed that in the long term Russia was a bigger threat to Poland s independence than Germany and thus he made opportunistic deals with the Germans 3 Myth 3 Pilsudski was an irresponsible adventurer The truth is that Pilsudski was opportunistic and very lucky that the regimes of all three powers occupying Poland fell at the same time In his campaigns Pilsudki commanded in a very competent fashion never taking greater risks that the relative strengths of his army and the Russian army warranted 4 Myth 4 The French volunteer officers who served with the Poles at the Battle of Warsaw were responsible for the Poliish Victory In fact De Gaulle Weygand and the other French volunteers never made any such claim for themselves and lauded Pilsudski as the mastermind of the Victory 5 Myth 5 The revival of Polish State was the result of Woodrow Wilson s doctrine of the self determination of nations The reality is Treaty of Versailles did not allocate any territory to Poland that was not being occupied by Pilsudki s army In fact under the Treaty of Versailles the Poles were forced to conduct a referendum in Silesia which ultimately forced them to return most of Silesia to GermanyIn Davies view Poland was recreated solely because Pilsudski and his soldiers successfully fought for it They got no significant help and much hostility from the WestWhite Eagle Red Star is an absolutely essential book for anyone wishing to understand today s Poland and is a great read for World I history buffs Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers years in which it had been partitioned between Austria Germany and Russia He then defended it against a communist invasion from RussiaPilsudski is venerated in Poland as the founder of the modern state In the west he has been accorded scant respect and wrongly accused of many sins that he was entirely innocent of Pilsudki was born into a minor noble family in was now part of Lithuania He started his career as a communist where he showed a great deal of skill providing funds for the Russian communist party by robbing trains Unfortunately he was close enough to Lenin s brother that when an assassination attempt was made on the Tsar Pilsudski was sentenced to five Devoted to Drew years of internment in SiberiaAfter his internment Pilsudski organized a regiment that fought int he Austrian army on the Eastern Front Pilsudski was no longer a communist by this point but he retained resolutely socialist and atheistic ideas all his life which was uite unusual for a Polish nobleman Pilsudski had come to the conclusion that a common front of Poles from the entire political spectrum was needed to recreate Poland When Austria surrendered Germany asked him to swear allegiance to the Kaiser and join the fight against Russia When Pilsudsk refused he was jailed However he was released several months later when Germany surrendered In a startling manoeuvre he persuaded the Germans to give him the weapons from their arsenal in the city where he was jailed The Germans agreed and within days Pilsudki had an army with which to carve out a state in the territories of the three occupying powers that had just fallenPilsudski had seized most of the Ukraine before the Russians counter attacked in early 1920 The Russians wanted to first subdue Poland and then continue driving West so as to link up with the communists who had begun insurrections in Germany However in August 1920 the Russians were stopped at Warsaw in a battle that the Poles refer to as the Miracle on the Vistula Pilsudski than launched a counteroffensive which in turn stalled in the Ukraine At this point the Russians and Poles signed a treaty to end their war and which settled their boundaries until WWIIIn this remarkable book Davies demolishes several mythes about Pilsudki notably 1 Myth 1 Pilsudski as a fascist The reality was that Pilsudski did rule as a autocrat but his political agenda was socialist He staunchly defended Poland s Jewish population through out his life 2 Myth 2 Pilsudski was pro German The reality was that Pilsudski believed that in the long term Russia was a bigger threat to Poland s independence than Germany and thus he made opportunistic deals with the Germans 3 Myth 3 Pilsudski was an irresponsible adventurer The truth is that Pilsudski was opportunistic and very lucky that the regimes of all three powers occupying Poland fell at the same time In his campaigns Pilsudki commanded in a very competent fashion never taking greater risks that the relative strengths of his army and the Russian army warranted 4 Myth 4 The French volunteer officers who served with the Poles at the Battle of Warsaw were responsible for the Poliish Victory In fact De Gaulle Weygand and the other French volunteers never made any such claim for themselves and lauded Pilsudski as the mastermind of the Victory 5 Myth 5 The revival of Polish State was the result of Woodrow Wilson s doctrine of the self determination of nations The reality is Treaty of Versailles did not allocate any territory to Poland that was not being occupied by Pilsudki s army In fact under the Treaty of Versailles the Poles were forced to conduct a referendum in Silesia which ultimately forced them to return most of Silesia to GermanyIn Davies view Poland was recreated solely because Pilsudski and his soldiers successfully fought for it They got no significant help and much hostility from the WestWhite Eagle Red Star is an absolutely essential book for anyone wishing to understand today s Poland and is a great read for World I history buffs

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Most crucial conflicts of the Western world Drawing on both Polish and Russian sources Norman Davies shows how this war was a pivotal event in the course of European history Excellent doctoral dissertation written in the early 1970s by the now top Polish historian writing in English It has all the problems of a dissertation but one can see even at that early stage the strength of Davies as a writer and historian He dissects the events and personalities and examines them under a microscope One should have some background in the time period because Davies assumes a great deal knowledge on the part of the reader This is a wonderful book about Polish heritage and sacrifice