Video encyclopedia

17/09/1939 Soviet Union invades Poland

In September 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east, 16 days after Germany invaded Poland from the west. Subsequent military operations lasted for the following 20 days and ended in October 1939 with the two-way division and annexation of the entire territory of the Second Polish Republic by Germany and the Soviet Union.


  • Essentials 

  • Prelude 

  • Poland between world wars 

  • German invasion of Poland 

  • Soviet invasion of Poland 

  • Aftermath 

  • Communist and later censorship