The Vilna offensive was a campaign of the Polish–Soviet War of 1919–1921. The Polish army launched an offensive on April 16, 1919, to take Vilnius (Polish: Wilno) from the Red Army. After three days of street fighting from April 19–21, the city was captured by Polish forces, causing the Red Army to retreat. During the offensive, the Poles also succeeded in securing the nearby cities of Lida, Pinsk, Navahrudak, and Baranovichi.

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  • The Vilna offensive was a campaign of the Polish–Soviet War of 1919–1921. The Polish army launched an offensive on April 16, 1919, to take Vilnius (Polish: Wilno) from the Red Army. After three days of street fighting from April 19–21, the city was captured by Polish forces, causing the Red Army to retreat. During the offensive, the Poles also succeeded in securing the nearby cities of Lida, Pinsk, Navahrudak, and Baranovichi. The Red Army launched a series of counterattacks in late April, all of which ended in failure. The Soviets briefly recaptured the city a year later, in spring 1920, when the Polish army was retreating along the entire front. In the aftermath, the Vilna offensive would cause much turmoil on the political scene in Poland and abroad. (en)
  • Zajęcie Wilna (ofensywa wileńska, wyprawa wileńska) w kwietniu 1919 było jedną z pierwszych polskich operacji podczas wojny polsko-bolszewickiej. (pl)
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  • 33 soldiers
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  • Second Polish Republic
  • Bolshevist Russia
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  • Polish victory
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  • 1,000 cavalry
  • 10,000 infantry
  • 16 guns
  • 3,000 cavalry
  • 2,000 soldiers
  • 12,000 infantry
  • 3 infantry battalions
  • Polish 1st Legions Infantry Divisionhad 2,500 soldiers
  • 44 artillery pieces.
  • 9 cavalry squadrons
  • For Vilnius:
  • For the offensive:
  • Polish cavalry of colonel Belina had 800 soldiers
  • artillery support
  • local population
  • For the offensive:Western Rifle Divisionand other units ofWestern Army.
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  • Polish Army enters Vilnius , 1919.
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  • Unknown. Polish military communiques note "more than 1,000 prisoners" taken.
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  • Unknown
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  • early 1919
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  • Zajęcie Wilna (ofensywa wileńska, wyprawa wileńska) w kwietniu 1919 było jedną z pierwszych polskich operacji podczas wojny polsko-bolszewickiej. (pl)
  • The Vilna offensive was a campaign of the Polish–Soviet War of 1919–1921. The Polish army launched an offensive on April 16, 1919, to take Vilnius (Polish: Wilno) from the Red Army. After three days of street fighting from April 19–21, the city was captured by Polish forces, causing the Red Army to retreat. During the offensive, the Poles also succeeded in securing the nearby cities of Lida, Pinsk, Navahrudak, and Baranovichi. (en)
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  • Vilna offensive (en)
  • Zajęcie Wilna (pl)
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  • Vilna Offensive (en)
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