Kosciuszko, We are Here!: American Pilots of the Kosciuszko Squadron in Defense of Poland, 1919-1921
By: Janusz Cisek (author)Paperback
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This work presents the story of the Kosciuszko Squadron, a small group of American flyers that formed without the support of the State Department and the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. The goal was to defend Poland from the Bolshevik armies from Russia and to prevent the communist revolution in Russia from uniting with the German "Spartakus" movement in the Polish-Bolshevik War of 1919-1920. The book covers the events leading to the formation of the squadron and first efforts to enlist American military help for Poland in 1918. It explores why that small group of Americans felt compelled to fight for Poland and what they knew about who and what they were fighting for. The people, events, and issues that figured prominently in the war are discussed. The Squadron was named in honor of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who came from Poland in 1776 to join the Colonial forces fighting the War of Independence from Britain.
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