Valerian Tevzadze

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Valerian Tevzadze (Georgian: ვალერიან თევზაძე) (February 10, 1894 – December 13, 1987) was a Georgian military officer in the service of the Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918-1921). After the Soviet forces occupied the country, he left for Poland and joined the Polish army as a colonel. During the Nazi invasion of 1939, he took part in the northern defense of Warsaw. He was later awarded with the Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari. After the Red Army took control of Poland, Valerian Tevzadze joined the Polish underground against the communists until his death 1987.

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  • Marian Porwit, "Obrona Warszawy 1939 r.", Czytelnik, Warszawa 1979,
  • Wojciech Borzobohaty, "Jodła", PAX, Warszawa 1984,
  • Jarosław Kresa, "Dobry człowiek, a jak krzemień twardy", "Twoja Spółdzielnia", Dzierżoniów, kwiecień 2008
  • (English) Pro Georgia 2008, Edited by David Kolbaia