Galicia: despatch on fighting

Extract (with a sketch map of Poland) from a despatch by the military attaché in Warsaw, Alfred Knox, to the British ambassador to Russia, George Buchanan, on the fighting in Galicia, 3 November 1914.

Knox's despatch from Warsaw on 3 November 1914 was written after the initial Russian advances in Galicia had been slowed by the arrival of German reinforcements to support their Habsburg ally. In this extract, Knox outlines in detail the German advance from the Bendin-Chenstokov Line towards the River Vistula (see map) in early October and the subsequent partially successful attempts of the Russian armies to push back the enemy westwards.
Catalogue reference: WO 106/1559 (3 Nov 1914)

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