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Źródła i opracowania do militarnych dziejów wojny polsko-rosyjskiej 1919-1920 roku

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Sources and military history of the development of the Polish-Russian war 1919-1920 years
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From the review of the interest in historiography of military aspects of the Polish-Russian war of 1919-1920, mainly Polish and Russian one, it seems that it went through various phases: from a huge interest to the time of clear stillness and another explosion during the last two decades. It was conditioned by political factors. During the interwar period at the Polish side, they tried to prove above all a genius of Józef Piłsudski in leading to the Polish victory in this war. Opposite opinions were marginalized and that is why they were little known. Among the Russians, there was an explosion of diaries and memoirs written by the most important leaders of the war. They tried to make their failures smaller explaining them with a conspiracy of imperialistic states and their military help given to Poland. In 1945-1989 in Poland, it was a taboo. The opposite side presented an imperialistic character of the war caused by the Polish bourgeoisie. There however appeared basic sources on military actions, published of course under tsar's supervision. After political changes, the Polish historiography experienced a huge increase of various publications (printed sources, compact studies of a monograph character but also chosen operations, battles and episodes from the war) and also many fragmentary papers published as articles (scientific, popular scientific, journalistic ones).
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