Dear Members of the National Commissions,

The 2020 is another very important year in the history of Poland. This is the 100th anniversary of the victory of the Polish army in the Battle of Warsaw, the Eighteenth Decisive Battle of the World (according to Edgar Vincent D’Abernon). The fate of these battles, which had a decisive influence on human history, remains a challenge for historians.

General Daniel Konarzewski – commander of the 14th Greater Poland Infantry Division together with his staff officers while planning the division’s operations, Polish-Bolshevik war, Fortress of Bobruisk, Lithuanian-Belarusian Front, winter 1919/1920, sources: Wikipedia.

The Polish Commission of Military History at the Polish Academy of Sciences is proud to host the 46th International Congress of Military History, which will take place in Poznań (Poland), on August 31-September 5, 2020.

The theme of the Congress: „Important Battles in the History of Wartime”.

The Polish recruitment poster from the Polish-Bolshevik war 1919-1920 – Join the army, guard the homeland, 1920. Author: Stanisław Sawiczewski (1866-1943), surce: https://pamiecpolski.archiwa.gov.pl/

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and especially employees of the Department of Military History of the Faculty of History, with great commitment participate in the preparation of this meeting to ensure the best organization.

Getting to know the past is not only a challenge for the historian, but also a message for societies that are looking for answers about their future. There are enough wars and conflicts in the modern world. Only a complete understanding of the past can help us understand the world that surrounds us. Here in Poland we know it all too well. We want to invite everyone to discuss the groundbreaking battles for the fate of different parts of the world.

We are looking forward to your arrival at the 46th International Congress of Military History. See you in Poznań! See you in Poland!


Prof. dr hab. Maciej Franz

Head of Department of Military History
Faculty of Historical Studies
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań