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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 Empire|Russian]] offensive in 1914, during the [[First World War]].
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The '''Silesian Offensive''' was a Russian offensive in 1914, during the [[First World War]].
 
It lasted from November 11 till December 6, and consisted of the [[battle of Łowicz]] and [[Battle of Łódź (1914)|battle of Łódź]].
 
It lasted from November 11 till December 6, and consisted of the [[battle of Łowicz]] and [[Battle of Łódź (1914)|battle of Łódź]].
 
 
 
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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* Spencer Tucker, Priscilla Mary Roberts, ''World War I: Encyclopedia'', ABC-CLIO, 2005, ISBN 1-85109-420-2, [http://books.google.com/books?id=B1cMtKQP3P8C&pg=RA1-PA379&dq=%22Silesian+Offensive%22&lr=&as_brr=3&sig=ACfU3U0QHXjHH30At6XfPBi8_gRz7n20Ww Google Print, p.379]
 
* Spencer Tucker, Priscilla Mary Roberts, ''World War I: Encyclopedia'', ABC-CLIO, 2005, ISBN 1-85109-420-2, [http://books.google.com/books?id=B1cMtKQP3P8C&pg=RA1-PA379&dq=%22Silesian+Offensive%22&lr=&as_brr=3&sig=ACfU3U0QHXjHH30At6XfPBi8_gRz7n20Ww Google Print, p.379]
 
* James L. Stokesbury, ''A Short History of World War I'', HarperCollins, 1981, ISBN 0-688-00129-7, [http://books.google.com/books?id=MimWfWJEX2wC&pg=PA72&dq=%22Silesian+Offensive%22&lr=&as_brr=3&sig=ACfU3U0mQAu-1UgcqbmFbydhqE_hOzeVyQ Google Print, p.72]
 
* James L. Stokesbury, ''A Short History of World War I'', HarperCollins, 1981, ISBN 0-688-00129-7, [http://books.google.com/books?id=MimWfWJEX2wC&pg=PA72&dq=%22Silesian+Offensive%22&lr=&as_brr=3&sig=ACfU3U0mQAu-1UgcqbmFbydhqE_hOzeVyQ Google Print, p.72]
 
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[[Category:Conflicts in 1914]]
 
[[Category:Conflicts in 1914]]

Latest revision as of 19:26, 26 May 2019

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. It lasted from November 11 till December 6, and consisted of the battle of Łowicz and battle of Łódź. 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.

Map of the theatre

References[]

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