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At the beginning of the First World War, Poland existed only in the form of three territorial fragments: the largest and central portion belonged to the Russian Empire (Congress Poland/Russian Poland), the western and northwestern portion (Posen, West Prussia) to Prussia, and thus to the German Reich, and the southern (Galicia and Lodomeria) to Austria-Hungary. As the Central Powers and Russia bordered one another on Polish territory, the war in the East was predominantly fought there. Three main front sectors developed: one adjoining East Prussia …

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Hecker, Hans, “Poland”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 02 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2015

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