THE SOVIET INVASION OF POLAND DURING WORLD WAR TWO

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This map appears courtesy of the book Wojna Polsko-Sowiecka 1939 by Ryszard Szawlowski

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MAP (Above): The Soviet Agression of the 17th of September 1939
 
Legend (objasnienia) reads as follows from top down:
  • granice panstw = international borders
  • miasta wojewodzkie = county seats
  • inne miasta = other towns
  • rozmieszczenie pulkow (brygad) KOP = distribution of Border Defence Corps regiments (brigades)
  • fortyfikacje = fortifications
  • glowne kierunki uderzen Armii Czerwonej = main thrusts of the Red Army
  • w przyblizeniu najdalszy zasieg oddzialkow wojsk sowieckich = approximate furthest penetration of Soviet units
  • miejsca walk = locations of battles
  • walki straznic KOP (oznaczenia symboliczne) = locations of battles of the border guards of the KOP (symbolic designations)

KOP = Korpus Ochrony Pogranicza = Border Defense Corps 

Ryszard Szawlowski began preparations for this book during the era of Communist censure under the pseudonym "Karol Liszewski."
 
The map was prepared by E. Siemaszko and E. Krawczyk