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© Central Military Archives of Poland, Form with intercepted by Polish radio intelligence Russian coded message bearing the handwritten deciphered text.

Documents of Polish radio intelligence from the period of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016
Collection ID: 
2016-106

Documents of Polish radio intelligence from the period of the Battle of Warsaw in August 1920 represent a new type of historical source and a record of one of the decisive battles in the world history. Defeating the Bolshevik army not only foiled the Russian conquest of Poland and states who newly regained their independence after World War I compromising communist victory in Europe. The documents of Polish radio intelligence of the Battle of Warsaw are one of the first testimonies to the use of radio monitoring and of new methods of deciphering e enemies’ codes. lt was also the Battle of Warsaw here the radio monitoring and those new deciphering techniques played a role that determined the outcome of the battle.

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© Central Military Archives of Poland, Form with intercepted by Polish radio intelligence Russian coded message bearing the handwritten deciphered text.
Form with intercepted by Polish radio intelligence Russian coded message bearing the handwritten deciphered text.
© Central Military Archives of Poland

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© Central Military Archives of Poland, Translation of two ciphertexts No. 34437 and No. 344446 from the commander of Mozyrska Group to the Staff of XII Army; date of interception: 6th August; date of decryption: 7th August
Translation of two ciphertexts No. 34437 and No. 344446 from the commander of Mozyrska Group to the Staff of XII Army; date of interception: 6th August; date of decryption: 7th August
© Central Military Archives of Poland

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© Central Military Archives of Poland, Translation of two ciphertexts No. 34437 and No. 344446 from the commander of Mozyrska Group to the Staff of XII Army; date of interception: 6th August; date of decryption: 7th August
Translation of two ciphertexts No. 34437 and No. 344446 from the commander of Mozyrska Group to the Staff of XII Army; date of interception: 6th August; date of decryption: 7th August
© Central Military Archives of Poland

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© Central Military Archives of Poland, Translation of ciphertext No. 35285 from the head of the radiotelegraphic section of the 17 Bauman’s Division to the military commissar of the Staff of the XV Army; date of interception: 10th August
Translation of ciphertext No. 35285 from the head of the radiotelegraphic section of the 17 Bauman’s Division to the military commissar of the Staff of the XV Army; date of interception: 10th August
© Central Military Archives of Poland
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