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Encyclopedia > Polish Army
Polish Armed Forces
Military manpower
Military age 18 years of age
Availability males age 15-49: 10,354,978 (2003 est.)
Reaching military age annually males: 343,500 (2003 est.)
Military expenditures
Dollar figure $3.5 billion (FY2002 est.)
Percent of GDP 1.71% (FY2002 est.)

Polish Army (Polish Wojsko Polskie) is the name applied to the military forces of Poland. The name is in use since early 19th century, although in Polish it might also refer to earlier military formations.


The armed forces of Poland consist of the Army (Wojsko), Navy (Marynarka) and Air Force (Lotnictwo) branches and are under the command of the Ministry of Defense (Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej).

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1st Polish Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (395 words)
The 1st Polish Army (Polish Pierwsza Armia Wojska Polskiego, 1 AWP for short) was a Polish Army unit formed in the Soviet Union in 1944, from previously existing 1st Polish Corps.
In the Spring of 1945 the army, now numbering 78,556 soldiers, was shifted to the front on the river Oder in preparation for the final Soviet offensive of the war in Europe.
The army was disbanded after the war, on 22 August 1945.
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