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Przemyśl

Postcard of three views of the Austro-Hungarian fortress city of Przemyśl - panorama, Ringplatz, and Mickiewiczgasse.
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Przemyśl, Panorama. Ogólny widok.
Przemyśl. Ringplatz. Rynek. [Polish, Market.]
Przemyśl. Mickiewiczgasse. Mickiewicz Street
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Message K.u.K. fieldmarked Przemyśl, January 18, 1916.

Postcard of three views of the Austro-Hungarian fortress city of Przemyśl - panorama, Ringplatz, and Mickiewiczgasse.

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Przemyśl, Panorama. Ogólny widok.

Przemyśl. Ringplatz. Rynek. [Polish, Market.]

Przemyśl. Mickiewiczgasse. Mickiewicz Street



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Message K.u.K. fieldmarked Przemyśl, January 18, 1916.

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Przemyśl, on the San River, Austria-Hungary's greatest fortress in Galicia, had 80,000 troops in it, when Russian forces besieged it after their victory in the Galician battles between August 23 and September 11, 1914.

During the October, 1914 German-Austro-Hungarian offensive that ended with the Russians driving the Central Powers back, the Austrians reached and were able to supply Przemyśl from the northwest, but not lift the siege. Przemyśl was again isolated after 15,000 wounded were evacuated.

The besieged Austro-Hungarians surrendered to the Russians on March 23, 1915.

The Russians lost the city during the German/Austro-Hungarian Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive. In danger of being encircled, they evacuated the city on June 2, 1915. The combined German-Austro-Hungarian forces entered on June 3.

Przemyśl is a city in Austria-Hungary.

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Statistics for Przemysl (1)

Type Statistic
Population 54,562