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White Eagle, Red Star
  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446466865
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352
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White Eagle, Red Star

The Polish-Soviet War 1919-20




'Norman Davies's book is a permanent contribution to historical knowledge and international understanding.' A. J. P. Taylor

Surprisingly little known, the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-20 was to change the course of twentieth-century history.

In White Eagle, Red Star, Norman Davies gives a full account of the War, with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army - sure of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe to 'water our horses on the Rhine' - was crushed by a devastating Polish attack. Since known as the 'miracle on the Vistula', it remains one of the most decisive battles of the Western world.

Drawing on both Polish and Russian sources, Norman Davies illustrates the narrative with documentary material which hitherto has not been readily available and shows how the War was far more an 'episode' in East European affairs, but largely determined the course of European history for the next twenty years or more.

  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446466865
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352
Categories:

About the author

Norman Davies

Norman Davies is a supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus at London University. His books include Europe: A History (a New York Times Notable Book), The Isles: A History, and the definitive history of Poland, God's Playground.

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