Lviv/Lemberg
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Lviv/Lemberg

Capital of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Land of Galicia. In late summer 1914 the territory around Lemberg (Lviv) in eastern Galicia became the focus of battles between Russian and Austro-Hungarian troops. While the Russian plan was for an offensive that would achieve the double encirclement of the Austro-Hungarian forces in eastern Galicia, the chief of the Austro-Hungarian General Staff, Conrad von Hötzendorf, envisaged as his first major offensive operation an advance to the north be…

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Kronenbitter, Günther, “Lviv/Lemberg”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0373>
First published online: 2015



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