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Encyclopedia > Tadeusz Machalski

Tadeusz Machalski (1893-1987) was a Polish military officer and a diplomat. Serving in the Polish Army in the rank of Captain, he took part in the Polish-Bolshevik War as a cavalry NCO. After the war he remained in the military and briefly commanded the Polish 7th Cavalry Regiment between June and September of 1924[1]. Dispatched to staff and training duties, he continued his career as one of cavalry instructors. He was also the author of several cavalry handbooks and numerous articles for the Przegląd kawaleryjski (Cavalry Review) monthly[2][3]. 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Polish Army (Polish Wojsko Polskie) is the name applied to the military forces of Poland. ... Polish-Bolshevik War Conflict Polish-Bolshevik War Date 1919–1921 Place Central and Eastern Europe Result Polish victory The Polish-Soviet War (also known as the Polish-Bolshevik War or the Polish-Russian War) was the war (February 1919 – March 1921) that determined the borders between the Russian... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Opposed to Piłsudski, Machalski was nevertheless promoted to the rank of General while he left active service and started his career as a military attache of Poland in Ankara, Turkey. After the outbreak of World War II and the Polish defeat in the Polish Defensive War of 1939, Machalski was one of the people behind the creation of the Polish Independent Carpathian Rifles Brigade in Syria[4]. He served at various non-notable posts during the war. Afterwards he remained in exile in the United Kingdom, where he authored several books and memoirs[5][6]. Ankara (Greek: Áγκυρα) is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Combatants Poland Germany Soviet Union Slovakia Commanders Edward Rydz-ÅšmigÅ‚y Fedor von Bock (Army Group North) Gerd von Rundstedt (Army Group South) Ferdinand ÄŒatloÅ¡ (Field Army Bernolak) Strength 39 divisions 16 brigades 4,300 guns 880 tanks 400 aircraft Total: 1,000,000[1] 56 German divisions, 33+ Soviet... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


 
 

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