Poland

Photo of the interior of the Saint Anna Church in Bolimow hundred years ago and today.

Before the Great War began, the territory of Poland had been divided between Austria, Russia and Germany. Polish men served in all three armies just like citizens of countries taking part in the war.

Below there can be found an overview of the following chemical weapons attacks:

  • The first chemical weapons assault on the Eastern Front in Poland near Bolimów, 31 May 1915.
  • The second chemical weapons attack on the Easter Front in Poland near Bzura River, 12 June 1915.
  • The third chemical weapons attack on the Eastern Front in Poland near Bolimów, 6 – 7 July 1915.
  • The fourth gas attack on the Eastern Front in Poland at Osowiec Fortress, 6 August 1915.

Content of this exhibition is based on various research and other materials, in particular provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in The Hague (the Netherlands), the Polish National Centre of Science and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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