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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 10 October 2017

    Ambassador of the Republic of Poland Arkady Rzegocki hosted military attachés, representatives of the defense ministries and the Polish diaspora in London, during a reception organised on the occasion of the Polish Armed Forces Day.

    The event aimed to commemorate the courage of the Polish soldiers who in 1920 achieved momentous victory over the Soviet Russia in the Battle of Warsaw.

     

     

    Also present were Deputy Head of Mission Piotr Kobza and  Deputy Defence Attaché Lt Col Artur Miśkiewicz.

     

    Welcoming the guests, the Ambassador underlined the significance of this event in the Polish, as well as the European history.  He recalled: “On 15 August 1920 the Polish Armed Forces achieved a momentous victory over the Bolshevik forces just on the outskirts of Warsaw. This victory stopped the plans to spread the revolution to Western Europe”.

     

    The Ambassador also underlined: “At the source of this triumph was the bold strategic plan of Chief Commander Józef Piłsudski, the energy and competence of the Polish commanders who implemented this plan, but also the soldiers themselves, who bravely fought for Poland’s newly regained independence and freedom. This incredible patriotic effort has rightly been referred to as “the Vistula miracle. ”

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