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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 between Weichsel and Bug, concentrating his main effort on the left wing. Conrad did…

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Kronenbitter, Günther, “Lviv/Lemberg”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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