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Polish Thermopylae Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 10/19/2010
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Battle of Wizna - Obrona Wizny

Battle of Wizna


Obrona Wizny rozegrala sie w dniach 7-10 wrzesnia 1939 roku w rejonie Wizny na pólnocny wschód od Lomzy. Bitwa ta, okreslana mianem Polskich Termopil, pomimo powaznej dysproporcji pomiedzy silami polskich obronców pod dowództwem kapitana KOPu Wladyslawa Raginisa a silami niemieckimi gen. Heinza Guderiana stala sie jednym z najbardziej bohaterskich, lecz i najmniej znanych epizodów II wojny swiatowej.


The Battle of Wizna was fought between September 7 and September 10, 1939, between the forces of Poland and Germany during the initial stages of Invasion of Poland. Because it consisted of a small force holding a piece of fortified territory against a vastly larger invasion for three days at great cost before being annihilated with no known survivors, Wizna is sometimes referred to as a Polish Thermopylae in Polish culture.

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