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(30 June-4 July) On the Eastern Front, the Russian army continues to fall back under ceaseless German attack.
One of the most important targets in the East European territory of Galicia (today’s Poland and Ukraine) is the city of Lemberg, today’s Ukrainian city of Lviv.
Facing a weak army of Austria-Hungary several months earlier, the Russian army takes Lemberg, precipitating a rout of Austrian forces and a near collapse of the Austrian army.
Germany rushes reinforcements from the Western Front to the East to rescue the Austrian forces. But now the tide is turning.
The Russians are in disarray, and German troops are sweeping eastward.
In mid-June, Polish cavalry fighting on the Austrian side deal the Russians a severe blow. The Polish forces are fueled by the Poles’ desire to carve out an independent natiton as the war delivers up much of Polish territory occupied for many years by the Russians.