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Russian Silesian offensive 1914, painting by Rafail Sergeevich Levitsky

Silesian offensive
Part of the Eastern Front during World War I
EasternFront1914b.jpg
Map of the theatre
Date11 November – 6 December 1914
LocationSilesia, German Empire
Result Russian tactical victory
Russian strategic failure
Belligerents
 Russian Empire  German Empire

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.

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