Russian troops take Gdansk

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Historical Context Note

Russian troops finally take the Polish city of Gdansk (Danzig) after besieging it since the previous October. The French had sent an expedition to attempt to relieve the city, but this had proved a failure.
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Editors. "Russian troops take Gdansk". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17375, accessed 02 September 2014.]