R. Moorhouse: Battle of Warsaw – the war that saved Europe from Communism | Justice4Poland.com


Few outside Poland – at the time, or since – have fully appreciated the significance of the Battle of Warsaw. One of those who did was Edgar Vincent, 1st Viscount D’Abernon, a prominent businessman and MP, who was a member of the Allied advisory mission that had arrived in Warsaw that summer. Writing later about the importance of the Polish victory at Warsaw, he was categorical, stating that, had the Poles “failed to arrest the triumphant advance of the Soviet Army at the Battle of Warsaw, not only would Christianity have experienced a dangerous reverse, but the very existence of western civilisation would have been imperilled.” No surprise, perhaps, that the battle is remembered in modern Poland as the Cud na Wisłą, the “Miracle on the Vistula”.

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