Polish Legion in Finland
Polish Legion in Finland (Legion Polski w Finlandii) was a military unit comprising ethnic Poles who had been soldiers of the Russian Imperial Army in World War I. Created on April 24, 1917, in Viipuri, it existed until March 1, 1918. It comprised infantry battalion in Viipuri and infantry company in Ino and heavy artillery battery in Sveaborg. At its peak, the Legion comprised 37 officers, 1,700 soldiers and was commanded by Captain Stanisław Bogusławski.
The Legion, based in Viipuri, as well as other Finnish towns, such as Helsinki, Ina, Lappeenranta, Tampere, Vaasa, Turku, Oulu, Tornio, Hämeenlinna, Kokemäki, Rauma, Panelia (Kiukainen), Riihimäki, Kotka, Mikkeli, Pori and Hanko, was subordinate to the Government of Finland, and took part in fighting with the Red Army troops, capturing a lot of equipment, which was handed to the Finnish Army.
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- Polish Legion in Finland, Calendar of the Officer of the Polish Army, 1938
- Bulletin of the Union of Poles in Finland
- Venäläissurmat Suomessa 1918-1922 Toim: Lars Westerlund. Helsinki: 2004
- Polnische Wehrmacht
- Blue Army
- First Cadre Company
- Polish Legions (disambiguation)
- Polish 1st Legions Infantry Division
- Polish Legions in World War I
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