Władysław Raginis was a Polish Army officer who graduated from an officer's school in 1930, being promoted to the rank of captain by 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, starting the Second World War. Raginis was positioned at a series of bunkers near Wizna, Poland, along with 720 men, defending against a force 42,000 Germans with air and armored support. The Poles held out for three days against overwhelming odds, killing at least 900 German infantry and destroying ten tanks and other armored vehicles. The battle has become known as the "Polish Thermopylae", as many, including Raginis, defended the position to the death, Raginis killing himself with a hand grenade rather than be captured.
Battle vs. Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov (by SPARTAN 119)Edit
1939, In an alternate universe, where Raginis was deployed to Poland's Eastern Border
Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov and five Soviet soldiers advance on a Polish bunker with five Poles inside led by Władysław Raginis.
A Russian returns fire a PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle at the bunker, blowing through a weak point in the structure and killing a Polish soldier on the other side, only to be cut down by a burst of fire from Pole's Wz-28 machine gun .
Pavlov tosses an RGD-33 grenade into the door of the bunker, the the blast killing a Polish soldier. , before one of Pavlov's men bursts in, armed with a PPSH-41, cutting down a Pole in burst of fire.
The Pavlov fires his Tokarev TT33, killing the second-to-last Pole in the room , who tried to shoot at Pavlov with a Mors SMG. The two Soviet soldiers burst in on Raginis, who, rather than surrender, gets out a Wz-33 fragmentation grenade and pulls the pin.
The grenade explodes in the room, shrapnel shooting through all three of the men in the room. One of the Soviets and Raginis are both blown apart. . Pavlov falls to the floor. He is not dead, but he has a sharpnel wound in his side. Pavlov draws his combat knife and cuts off the sleeve of his uniform and proceeds to use it as a makeshift tourniquet.
WINNER: Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov
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Battle vs Hiroo Onoda (by SPARTAN 119)Edit
Hiroo Onoda and four Japanese soldiers advance on a trench line defended by Raginis and his men. A Japanese soldier with a knee mortar fires first, killing one of Raginis' men. The Pole with the Granatnik responds, firing a round that kills the Japanese knee mortar operator.
WINNER: Hiroo Onoda
Personally, I disagree with the results, due to the fact that Onoda fought far fewer and less well armed adversaries compared to the Raginis, who went up against the panzers and troops of the Wehrmacht.