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[[File:Russian Silesian Offensive 1914.JPG|thumb|left|170px|Russian Silesian Offensive by [[Rafail Sergeevich Levitsky]].(1914) The Di Rocco Wieler Private Collection, Toronto, Canada]]
 
[[File:Russian Silesian Offensive 1914.JPG|thumb|left|170px|Russian Silesian Offensive by [[Rafail Sergeevich Levitsky]].(1914) The Di Rocco Wieler Private Collection, Toronto, Canada]]
The '''Silesian Offensive''' was a Russian offensive in 1914, during the [[First World War]].
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The '''Silesian Offensive''' was a [[Russian Empire|Russian]] offensive in 1914, during the [[First World War]].
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It lasted from November 11 till December 6, and consisted of the [[battle of Łowicz]] and [[Battle of Łódź (1914)|battle of Łódź]].
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It lasted from November 11 till December 6, and consisted of the [[battle of Łowicz]] and [[Battle of Łódź (1914)|battle of Łódź]].
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While it marked the furthest Russian forces would ever get to the West during the war, it was a tactical Russian victory - but their strategic defeat.
 
While it marked the furthest Russian forces would ever get to the West during the war, it was a tactical Russian victory - but their strategic defeat.
 
[[File:EasternFront1914b.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Map of the theatre]]
 
[[File:EasternFront1914b.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Map of the theatre]]

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