Lech Wyszczelski

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Lech Wyszczelski (born 1942) is a Polish military historian and author of books on Central European history of the 20th century. A retired Colonel of the Polish Army and professor at various universities, he authored over 36 books and 420 articles on military history,[1] notably on Polish-Bolshevik War and the prewar Polish Army.[1]

He graduated from the Historical-Political Faculty of the Dzerzhinsky Political-Military Academy in Warsaw in 1973 and got, in 1979, a doctorate there.[2] In 1986, he received the habilitation at the Warsaw Academy of General Staff.[2] In 1998, he received permanent (full) professorship from the president of Poland.

He currently holds a post at the Academy of National Defence in Warsaw, the Pułtusk-based Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna im. A. Gieysztora, and University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Siedlce.[3] Between 1988 and 1990, he was also a member of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites.[4] In 2012, he received the Golden Medal for Long Service, for 30 years of service in the Polish Army.[5]

Among the most notable of his books is a series of monographs on various operations of the Polish-Bolshevik War, including the Kiev 1920, Warsaw 1920, Battle at the Outskirts of Warsaw; 13-25th of August 1920 and The Undeclared War. Polish-Russian military activity of 1919. Among the works of a wider scope are Polish Military Thought 1914-1939, What Beck and Rydz Knew, History of Military Thought and Piłsudski's Army. He is also the author of a monograph of the civilian and military radio stations during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.


  1. ^ a b Lech Wyszczelski (2012). "Polska sztuka wojenna w okresie narastania zagrożenia wojennego (1935–1939)" (PDF). Kwartalnik Bellona (in Polish) (1): 89. 
  2. ^ a b Ryszard Łagun (1997). Ludzie nauki w Wojsku [Men of Science in the Army] (in Polish). Centralny Ośrodek Naukowej Informacji Wojskowej. p. 138. 
  3. ^ Stanisław Jaczyński. "Historia wydziału". wh.uph.edu.pl (in Polish). Siedlce: Wydział Humanistyczny UPH. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ corporate author (2009). "Skład Rady Ochrony Pamięci Walk i Męczeństwa 1988–2011" (PDF). radaopwim.gov.pl (in Polish). ROPWiM. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  5. ^ "UPH z nowym rektorem inauguruje rok akademicki". spin.siedlce.pl (in Polish). 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 

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