December 13, This Day during the World War l

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December 13, 1914 – The Battle of Limanowa took place from December 1 and December 13, 1914, between the Austro-Hungarian Army and the Russian Army near the town of Limanowa (40 kilometres (25 mi) south-east of Kraków). The Austro-Hungarian high command had assumed that the German success would weaken Russian forces in the north and that the Galician front would remain quiet. Both these assumptions were incorrect. Though the Habsburg 2nd army offensive opened on November 16th and met early success, the Russians proved stronger than expected and their 4th army yielded little ground. Meanwhile, further south the Russian 2nd army advanced across the San river and moved into the Tarnów area by November 20th. Further north, the Habsburg 4th Army, supported by the 47th German Reserve Division, moved onto the offensive in the last days of November. In fierce battles around the towns of Łapanów and Limanowa, the Russian…

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