Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Battle of Warsaw 1920
15 august is anniversary of Battle of Warsaw - decisive battle of the Polish-Soviet War. The Poles were defending independence, regained after 123 years. Bolsheviks wanted to spread communism. Luckily for rest of Europe, Poles won although everyone expected Poland to collapse. Red Army was defeated and flood of communism stopped for awhile. Edgar Vincent D'Aberon called it "the eighteenth decisive battle of the world".
Today I entered Wikipedia's main page and checked "On this day..." section. Not a word about this one! Frankish army was defeated in the Battle of Roncevaux Pass, foundation stone of the Cologne Cathedral was laid, The Panama Canal opened to traffic and other things happened that day, but you won't find information about Battle of Warsaw. Is really founding of Cathedral more important than one of the most decisive battles in history? What's wrong with you people?
If you want to know more:
Battle of Warsaw in Wikipedia [in English]
Article about Battle of Warsaw [in English]