Maps of the Pygmy Wars

Battle Maps

The book Bój Na Przedmościu Warszawy w Sierpniu 1920r, The Battles in front of Warsaw in August 1920 has a lot of extremely detailed maps at the back. Please note that other than the first one, they are all between 2 and 2.5 MB and are in pdf form.

Map 1: Orientation sketch of the wider area

Map 2: Area of the battle of Radzymin

Map 3: Positions and observation points of the Radzymin Artillery Group on 13 August

Map 4: Positions of the 11th Infantry Division on 13 August 1920

Map 5: Counter-attack on Radzymin on 14 August. Position around 10:00

Map 6: Counter-attack against the enemy on 14 August and the retreat of the Polish troops

Map 7: Assault of the 1st Lithuanian-Belarusian Division on 15 August. Positions reached by noon

Map 8: Loss of Radzymin on 15 August. Locations between 12-13 hrs

Map 9: Assault on Radzymin in the evening of 15 August

Map 10: Combats at Mokry, Radzymin, Kraszewo and Helenow before noon on 16 August

Campaign maps

With the kind assistance of Martin James, I have an English version map of the Orel campaign, originally taken from the Soviet era "Encyclopedia of Civil War and Intervention in the USSR":

Orel campaign map

Here are a couple of the Tsaritsyn to Astrakhan stretch of the Volga for late 1919, the first again from the "Encyclopedia of Civil War and Intervention in the USSR" and the second from "Combats of the XI Army from the Northern Caucasus to the Lower Volga: 1918 - 1920" by V. T. Sukhorukov..

Lower Volga campaign map

Soviet XI Army mid-1919 map

Here are a couple of maps showing the positions in the Baltic when the Soviets were being driven back in Latvia and by the Estonian and White armies. (These come from the section on the Latvians and Estonians against the Freikorps.)

Baltic on 21 May

Baltic on 5 June

I have copied and translated some maps from the history of the Civil War by Kakurin and Vatsetis. I'm not convinced the scale is 100% accurate, and the maps include places that must be there only because they are referred to in the text, but they still are quite useful.

The Siberian front in February 1919, just before the White's last successful operation.

The Siberian front in mid April 1919, as the Ufa operation was drawing to a close.

The retreat of Kolchak's forces after August 1919

Topographical maps

I downloaded a whole host of the 1960s Soviet 1:100,000 topographical maps of the Ukraine, southern Cossack areas and Caucasus in jpg which were on-line at the University of Berkeley, but were then pulled – which is a shame, as they covered most of the area of operations of the AFSR and much of the Polish campaigns too. The area of coverage is still available, just not the maps:

Since then fortunately I have found a site which covers much of Russia and the Baltic in 1:100,000.

Russian Topographic Maps

The Soviet series is – not surprisingly – in Cyrillic, which can be a little tiring in general and quite odd when dealing with the Baltic, when it's been taken out of Latin only for us to want it back in Latin again. Fortunately there is an English translation of the key made by the US military: TM30-548 Beware that it is a 50 MB file! and can be a bit hard to find.

The Austro-Hungarians produced a 1:200,000 series just before WWI. This means one can place the correct roads, villages, forests etc on top of modern topographic maps:

3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary

The key to this series is here.

For Poland as it was in 1920, which means much of the Ukraine and Belarus is covered as well, there is this inter-war series:

Series covering inter-war Poland in 1:100,000