Post by volkssturm on Apr 17, 2016 20:04:05 GMT -5
In the aftermath of WWI and the reestablishment of Poland as an independent country, Poland and Bolshevik Russia went to war. In 1920 the Red Army invaded and nearly captured Warsaw. This video on Youtube is a shortened version of a longer film, "Battle of Warsaw 1920", condensed into a sort of documentary. The full movie is also on Youtube, but without English subtitles. Pretty well done.
Post by insterburger on Apr 17, 2016 21:33:03 GMT -5
There were similar fights throughout the former Imperial Russian sphere of influence. A distant great-uncle of mine was one of the key figures in the battle for an independent Latvia. I've read what I can on it, but good info is hard to find (except in Latvian, which I can't read). Suffice to say there were competing foreign interests, and the Latvians found themselves sometimes allied with, and sometimes at odds with, foreign anti-Soviet powers.
Interestingly, my great uncle was not only handsomely decorated by free Latvia, but was dripping with foreign medals: Swedish ones, Finnish ones, even the French Legion d'Honneur. And, of course, the Polish "Virtuti Militari."
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5