Edward Rydz Smigly

General Edward Rydz-Smigly

Edward Rydz-Śmigły

Edward Rydz-Smigly (Rydz-Śmigły) was a Polish army officer and politician; who on the death of Joseph Piłsudski, became Marshal of Poland and Commander-in-Chief of Poland’s armed forces / General Inspector of the Armed Forces. Rydz was in charge of the Polish army during the Invasion of Poland in 1939. He died of heart failure in Warsaw in December 1941 and is buried at Powazki Cemetery.

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