POLSKIE FORMACJE WOJSKOWE OKRESU I WOJNY ŚWIATOWEJ I WOJSKO POLSKIE Z LAT 1918-1939 – WĘZŁOWE PROBLEMY ORAZ STAN BADAŃ I POSTULATY BADAWCZE
Polish military units from the First World War and the Polish Army between 1918 and 1939 – crucial issues, the current state of research and research postulates
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In this article the author discusses the crucial issues of Polish military history of 1914-1939 concerning Polish military units from the First World War and the Polish army of the Second Polish Republic until the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invasion of Poland in September 1939. The article also deals with the questions connected with Poland’s strategic location in the years 1921-1939 and the related Polish military planning, the mobilization and economic preparations undertaken at that time, military alliances, military relations with the then neighbors of Poland etc. Thus the article presents the whole of the major military issues related mainly to the functioning of the Polish state between 1918 and 1939. The author has also briefly presented the current state of Polish historiographic research concerned with the above mentioned issues. Where it is necessary, the author suggests foreign-language historical literature, including those publications which concern the armed forces of Poland’s then. powerful neighbors, i. e. the Red Army and the Reichswehr and later the Wehrmacht.
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