The Battle of Warsaw, 1920: Some photographsPosted: May 20, 2014
The Soviet XVI Army (commanded by Alan Buddles) pushing towards Warsaw’s main line of defences.
Polish armour and artillery.
The only Soviet breakthrough was achieved by units from Soviet III Army. The Soviet cavalry seen at the top right of the photograph were the only Soviet troops to penetrate the Polish defences around Warsaw … but they were too little, too late.
Soviet XVI Army’s traction engine-drawn heavy siege artillery. Their arrival on the battlefield was delayed due to the action of Polish partisans … or was it due to Soviet inefficiency or reactionary sabotage. No doubt a post-battle interrogation of the artillery’s commander will arrive at the truth.
Polish aircraft played a vital role in the gathering of information about the location of the Soviet forces.
Polish armour, infantry, and artillery in action.