The heroic Battle of Wizna is one of the most heroic episodes of the 1939 Polish Defensive War. It has fought 82 years ago, on 7-10 September 1939, during the German Invasion of Poland at the beginning of the Second World War.
Around 720 Poles under Capt. Raginis had 42.000 Wehrmacht soldiers of the XIX Army Corps under General Heinz Guderian against them, but nevertheless, they managed to defend a fortified line. They were fighting for 3 days without rest or sleep. Raginis swore that he would hold position and fight Germans as long as he was alive. When the Poles started losing the battle Captain Raginis said to his troops to surrender and he committed suicide by throwing himself on a grenade.
On this day, in 1939, the Battle of Wizna started. Watch the Official video for 40:1 here below! https://t.co/qimIyWqDEn