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8th Infantry Division (Poland)

The 8th Infantry Division was a tactical unit of the Polish Army. [1]

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Żoliborz

Żoliborz is one of the northern districts of the city of Warsaw.

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Baruth/Mark

Baruth/Mark is a town in the Teltow-Fläming district of Brandenburg, Germany.

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Battle of Dresden

The Battle of Dresden was fought on 26–27 August 1813 around Dresden, Germany, resulting in a French victory under Napoleon against forces of the Sixth Coalition of Austrians, Russians and Prussians under Field Marshal Schwartzenberg.

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Battle of Lwów (1920)

During the Polish-Soviet War of 1920 the city of Lwów (modern Lviv, Ukraine) was attacked by the forces of Alexander Ilyich Yegorov.

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Battle of Mława

The Battle of Mława, otherwise known as the Defence of the Mława position, took place to the north of the town of Mława in northern Poland between September 1 and September 3, 1939.

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Battle of Modlin

The Battle of Modlin took place during the German invasion of Poland at the beginning of the Second World War.

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Beskids

The Beskids or Beskid Mountains (Beskidy, Czech and Beskydy, Rusyn: Бескиды (Beskidy), Бескиди (Beskydy)) is a traditional name for a series of mountain ranges in the Carpathians, stretching from the Czech Republic in the west along the border of Poland with Slovakia up to Ukraine in the east.

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Brandenburgers

The Brandenburgers (Brandenburger) were members of the Brandenburg German Special Forces unit during World War II.

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Bronisław Rakowski

Bronisław Stanisław Rakowski (20 June 1895 in Szczucin – 28 December 1950 in Buenos Aires) was a Polish general.

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Captain (armed forces)

The army rank of captain (from the French capitaine) is a commissioned officer rank historically corresponding to the command of a company of soldiers.

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Cölln

In the 13th century Cölln was the sister town of Old Berlin (Altberlin), located on the southern Spree Island in the Margraviate of Brandenburg.

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Ceasefire

A ceasefire (or truce) is a temporary stoppage of a war in which each side agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions.

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Ciechanów

Ciechanów is a town in north-central Poland with 45,900 inhabitants (2006).

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Division (military)

A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.

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Działdowo

Działdowo (Soldau) is a town in north-central Poland with 24,830 inhabitants (2006), the capital of Działdowo County.

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Fifth column

A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation.

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Friendly fire

Friendly fire is an attack by a military force on friendly forces while attempting to attack the enemy, either by misidentifying the target as hostile, or due to errors or inaccuracy.

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Grudusk

Grudusk is a village in Ciechanów County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland.

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Gulag

The Gulag (ru-Gulag.ogg) was the government agency that administered the main Soviet forced labor camp systems during the Stalin era, from the 1930s until the 1950s.

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Guttau

Guttau, in Sorbian Hućina, is a village and a former municipality in the east of Saxony, Germany.

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Home Army

The Home Army (Armia Krajowa;, abbreviated AK) was the dominant Polish resistance movement in World War II German-occupied Poland.

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II Corps (Poland)

Polish II Corps (Drugi Korpus Wojska Polskiego), 1943–1947, was a major tactical and operational unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II.

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Invasion of Poland

The Invasion of Poland, also known as the September Campaign, or the 1939 Defensive War in Poland (Kampania wrześniowa or Wojna obronna 1939 roku), and alternatively the Poland Campaign (Polenfeldzug) or Fall Weiß in Germany (Case White), was a joint invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent, that marked the beginning of World War II in Europe.

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Iran

Iran (or; ایران), historically known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia.

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Kampinos

Kampinos is a village in Warsaw West County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland.

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (Қазақстан.), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe.

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List of Polish divisions in World War II

This is a list of Polish divisions in World War II.

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Ludwik de Laveaux (officer)

Ludwik de Laveaux was a Brigadier General of the Polish Army in World War I, World War II and Polish–Soviet War.

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Lusatian Neisse

The Lusatian Neisse (Lužická Nisa; Lausitzer Neiße; Nysa Łużycka; Sorbian: Łužiska Nysa) is a long river in Central Europe.

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Mazovia

Mazovia or Masovia (Mazowsze) is a historical region (dzielnica) in mid-north-eastern Poland.

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Mazowiecka Cavalry Brigade

Mazowiecka Cavalry Brigade (Mazowiecka Brygada Kawalerii) was a cavalry unit of the Polish Army in the interbellum period, which took part in the Polish September Campaign.

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Mława

Mława is a town in north-central Poland with 30,957 inhabitants in 2012.

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Middle East

The Middle EastArabic: الشرق الأوسط,; Armenian: Միջին Արևելք, Merdzavor Arevelk’; Azerbaijani: Orta Şərq; French: Moyen-Orient; Georgian: ახლო აღმოსავლეთი, akhlo aghmosavleti; Greek: Μέση Ανατολή, Mési Anatolí; Hebrew: המזרח התיכון, Ha'Mizrah Ha'Tihon; Kurdish: Rojhilata Navîn; Persian: خاورمیانه, khāvar-miyāneh; Somali: Bariga Dhexe; Soranî Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوین, rrojhellatî nayn; Turkish: Orta Doğu; Urdu: مشرق وسطی, hashrq vsty (also called the Mid East) is a eurocentric description of a region centered on Western Asia and Egypt.

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Modlin (Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki)

Modlin was a village near Warsaw in Poland near the banks of rivers Narew and Vistula.

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Modlin Army

Modlin Army (Armia Modlin) was one of the Polish armies that took part in the Polish Defensive War of 1939.

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Modlin Fortress

Modlin Fortress (Polish Twierdza Modlin) is one of the biggest 19th century fortresses in Poland.

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Niesky

Niesky (-German, Sorbian/Polish: Niska) is a small town in Upper Lusatia in eastern the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

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Operation Tempest

Operation Tempest (akcja „Burza”, sometimes referred in English as Operation Storm) was a series of anti-Nazi uprisings conducted during World War II by the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), the dominant force in the Polish resistance.

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Operation Vistula

Operation Vistula (Akcja "Wisła") was a codename for the 1947 forced resettlement of Ukrainian minority including Boykos and Lemkos from the south-eastern provinces of post-war Poland, to the Recovered Territories in the west of the country.

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Operational Group

Operational Group (Grupa Operacyjna, abbreviated GO) was the highest level of tactical division of the Polish Army before and during World War II and the Invasion of Poland.

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Opinogóra Górna

Opinogóra Górna is a village in Ciechanów County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland.

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Organic unit

An organic unit is a military unit that is a permanent part of a larger unit and (usually) provides some specialized capability to that parent unit.

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Płock

Płock (pronounced) is a city on the Vistula river in central Poland.

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Peace of Riga

The Peace of Riga, also known as the Treaty of Riga; Traktat Ryski was signed in Riga on 18 March 1921, between Poland, Soviet Russia (acting also on behalf of Soviet Belarus) and Soviet Ukraine.

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Podpolkovnik

Podpolkovnik (Подполко́вник; literally "'sub –, junior –, or lower regimentary"') is a military rank in Slavic countries which corresponds to the lieutenant colonel in the English-speaking states and military.

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Polish 13th Infantry Regiment

13th Children of Krakow Infantry Regiment (Polish language: 13 Pulk Piechoty Dzieci Krakowa, 13 pp) was an infantry regiment of the Polish Army.

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Polish Armed Forces

Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland (Siły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, abbreviated SZ RP; popularly, Wojsko Polskie, abbreviated WP—roughly, the "Polish Military") are the national armed forces of Poland.

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Polish Armed Forces in the East

Polish Armed Forces in the East (Polskie Siły Zbrojne na Wschodzie) (or Polish Army in USSR) refers to military units composed of Poles created in the Soviet Union at the time when the territory of Poland was occupied by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in the Second World War.

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Polish army order of battle in 1939

Polish OOB during the Invasion of Poland.

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Polish contribution to World War II

The European theatre of World War II opened with the German invasion of Poland on Friday September 1, 1939 and the Soviet invasion of Poland on September 17, 1939.

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Polish People's Army

Ludowe Wojsko Polskie; lit: People's Troops of Poland, LWP, unofficial name) was the second formation of the Polish Armed Forces in the East (1943–1945) and later the armed force (1945–1989) of the Polish communist government of Poland (from 1952, the People's Republic of Poland). The official name of those formations were: Armia Polska w ZSRR (Polish Army in the USSR) from 1943–1944, Wojsko Polskie (Polish Troops) and Siły Zbrojne Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej (Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland) from 1944–1952 and from 1952 Siły Zbrojne Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej (Armed Forces of the People's Republic of Poland).

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Polish–Soviet War

The Polish–Soviet War (February 1919 – March 1921) was an armed conflict that pitted Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine against the Second Polish Republic and the Ukrainian People's Republic over the control of an area equivalent to today's Ukraine and parts of modern-day Belarus.

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Polkovnik

Polkovnik (полковник, полковник, pułkownik, полковник, plukovník, pulkininkas, pulkvedis; literally "regimentary") is often a military rank in Slavic countries which corresponds to a colonel in English-speaking states.

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Pomeranian Military District

The Pomeranian Military District (Polish acronym POW) was a military district of the Polish Armed Forces from 1945 to 2011.

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Przasnysz

Przasnysz is a town in Poland.

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Pseudonym

A pseudonym is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from his or her original or true name (orthonym).

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Pułtusk

Pułtusk (Ostenburg) is a town in Poland by the river Narew, north of Warsaw.

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Romuald Traugutt

Romuald Traugutt (16 January 1826 – 5 August 1864) was a Polish general and war hero, best known for commanding the January Uprising.

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Saxony

The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen; Swobodny stat Sakska; Sasko) is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic.

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See, Tyrol

See is a municipality in the district of Landeck in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 8 km southwest of the city of Landeck.

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Siedlce

Siedlce (שעדליץ Shedlits) is a city in eastern Poland with 76,585 inhabitants.

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Siege of Warsaw (1939)

The Siege of Warsaw in 1939 was fought between the Polish Warsaw Army (Armia Warszawa) garrisoned and entrenched in the capital of Poland (Warsaw) and the invading German Army.

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Sikorski–Mayski agreement

The Sikorski–Mayski Agreement was a treaty between the Soviet Union and Poland, signed in London on 30 July 1941.

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Stanisław Sosabowski

Stanisław Franciszek Sosabowski CBE (8 May 1892 – 25 September 1967) was a Polish general in World War II.

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Tachanka

The tachanka (тача́нка) was a horse-drawn machine gun platform, usually a cart or an open wagon with a heavy machine gun installed in the back.

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Ukrainian Insurgent Army

The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (Українська Повстанська Армія, УПА, Ukrayins’ka Povstans’ka Armiya, UPA) was a Ukrainian nationalist paramilitary and later partisan army that engaged in a series of guerrilla conflicts during World War II against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and both Underground and Communist Poland.

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Vistula

The Vistula (Wisła, Weichsel, ווייסל) is the longest and largest river in Poland, at in length.

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Warsaw

Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.

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Warsaw Uprising

The Warsaw Uprising (powstanie warszawskie) was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army (Armia Krajowa) to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany.

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Weißer Schöps

Weißer Schöps is a river of Saxony, Germany.

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Western Pomerania

Western Pomerania or Cispomerania, Hither Pomerania is the English term for German Vorpommern, the western extremity of the historic region of the duchy, later Province of Pomerania, nowadays divided between the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Poland.

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Wojciech Bartosz Głowacki

Wojciech Bartos(z) Głowacki (1758–1794), known also as Bartosz Głowacki, was a Polish peasant and the most famous member of the kosynierzy (peasant volunteer infantry) during the Kościuszko Uprising in 1794.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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20th Infantry Division (Poland)

20th Infantry Division (20.) was a unit of the Polish Army during the interbellum period, which took part in the Polish September Campaign.

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36th Infantry Regiment (Poland)

The 36th Infantry Regiment of the Academic Legion (Polish 36 pułk piechoty Legii Akademickiej, 36pp) was a Polish military unit.

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5th Rifle Division (Poland)

Polish 5th Siberian Rifle Division (5.; also known as the Siberian Division and Siberian Brigade) was a Polish military unit formed in 1919 in Russia during World War I. The division fought during the Polish-Bolshevik War, but as it was attached to the White Russian formations, it is considered to have fought more in the Russian Civil War.

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8 Dywizja Piechoty, 8th Infantry Division (Polish)(East), Polish 8th Home Army Infantry Division, Polish 8th Infantry Division.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Infantry_Division_(Poland)

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