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Związek Walki Zbrojnej (abbreviation: ZWZ; Union of Armed Struggle[1];also translated as Union for Armed Struggle, Association of Armed Struggle or Association for Armed Struggle) was an underground army formed in Poland following her invasion in September 1939 by Germany and the Soviet Union that opened World War II.



ZWZ was created on November 13, 1939, from an earlier organization, Służba Zwycięstwu Polski (Service to Poland's Victory). In January 1940, ZWZ was divided into two parts:

On February 14, 1942, ZWZ was renamed Armia Krajowa (the "Home Army").

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  1. ^ Thus rendered in Norman Davies, God's Playground: A History of Poland, vol. II, p. 464.


  • Norman Davies, God's Playground: A History of Poland, in Two Volumes; Volume II: 1795 to the Present, New York, Columbia University Press, 1982, ISBN 0-231-05353-3.

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