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Gorlice-Tarnów, Battle of
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Gorlice-Tarnów, Battle of

Two towns in Galicia (now situated in modern Poland). Even though the German Supreme Army Command was determined to decide the war in the West, developments in early 1915 brought the focus of attention to the East. The weaker the Austro-Hungarian army became, the more the German allies felt compelled to provide direct support. The situation deteriorated when Italy, hoping for territorial gains, threatened the Dual Monarchy with war. Now the German Eleventh Army (August von…

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Stone, Norman, “Gorlice-Tarnów, Battle of”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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