The Polish-Soviet Campaign of 1920, by General Marian Kukiel

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The Polish-Soviet Campaign of 1920, by General Marian Kukiel
The Polish-Soviet Campaign of 1920, by General Marian Kukiel

Booklet published by the Scottish Polish Society, and printed by Oliver & Boyd of Edinburgh, 23 pages. Booklet - c.15.5cm by 24cm (8079WSO)

Includes a fold out map to the rear of the booklet, with associated overlapping binding before the title page (this gives the erroneous impression that a page has been removed prior to the title page)

From the opening paragraph: Of all the wars that followed on the termination of the World War as a result of the political changes it brought about, the Polish-Soviet War of I9I9-20 stands foremost both as regards the magnitude of the conflict and the historical importance of its consequences to the world at large. Freshly emerged from the hundred and thirty odd years period of partitions, and occupied with laying down the foundations for a democracy of the Western European type, the young Polish Republic faced its giant enemy-the Russian Federative Soviet Republic, where, under Communist Dictatorship, the immense resources of the former Empire had been mobilised for the task of destroying Poland and setting the world afire. It is difficult for any Euro­pean not to feel interested in the history of the war in which these incendiary plans had been defeated; difficult, indeed, for any civilised man, since nothing short of world revolution was then at stake. The fate of the Communist revolution was pro­nounced for long years to come by the decisive battle of Warsaw. The reasons are therefore plain why this war should be regarded as one of the landmarks in modern political history. But at the same time it is worth remarking that its military aspect is also a highly interesting one. For while, on the one hand, it was undoubtedly a struggle between adversaries who inherited the Great War materiel, and also (in no small measure) the Great War notions of strategy and tactics, on the other it differed  in quite a striking way from its greater predecessor. Its conditions were different; above all, the relation of area to man power was different. Essentially, it was a war of movement, belonging to the same category as Napoleon's, Moltke's, Kitchener's or Oyama's campaigns.....

The condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several minor scuffs and blmishes, including areas of discolouration along the left and bottom edges (probably as a result of sun fading). The staple spine is intact, although there is rusting around the staples on the inside pages, and all pages are themselves intact and bound. Their is foxing to the outside page leaves and some inside pages.
Condition New