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5,100 words Although Poland did not exist as a sovereign state at the time of the outbreak of World War 1, on the Eastern Front much of war was fought on Polish lands with resultant massive destruction and loss of life among the local population, not to mention that conscription led to Poles serving in the armies of the three powers active in this theater. Details of these military actions are detailed on the following webpages of the Western Front Association
1914, 20th August
1914, 26th - 30th August
1914, 9th - 14th September
1914, 28th September - 31st October
1915, 7th - 21st February
1915, 4th August
1916, 18th March
1916, 4th June - 20th September
    Battle of Gumbinnen
Battle of Tannenberg
First Battle of the Masurian Lakes
Warsaw Offensive
Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes
Capture of Warsaw
Battle of Naroch Lake
Brusilov Offensive
2 pages Account of the evacuation of Warsaw by the Russians and the entry of Bavarian troops into the capital. New York Times article of August 6, 1915
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Russians evacuating Warsaw
Entry of Leopold of Bavaria into Warsaw
960 words Text of a President Wilson's Fourteen Points, the 13th of which stipulated that an "independent Polish state should be erected which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea."
1,340 words Text of a speech by Joseph Macielag detailing the recruitment in the United States, the training in Canada, and the military exploits in France and newly independent Poland of the Polish Blue Army, later known also as Haller's Army.
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Text of The Experiences of an American Woman during the German Invasion by Laura de Gozdawa Turczynowicz. Published in 1916 by Grosset & Dunlap, New York
315 words An account of how, in the Spring of 1919, U.S. flyers formed a Polish squadron, named after Tadeusz Kosciuszko Squadron, and how they contributed to Poland's victory in its war with the Bolsheviks.
611 words Part 10 of A Brief History of Poland
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In Indpendence Won and Lost, 1914-45 Part 5 of the Library of Congress: Country Study: Poland - Historical Setting Indpendence Gained and Lost
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Part 5 of a History of Poland posted by the Polish Embassy in Lubjana
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Part of Revolution and Rebirth Section 4 of The History of Poland
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