Russians take Kolberg and gain a strategic harbour

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Historical Context Note

Russian forces take the Prussian port of Kolberg (now Kolobrzeg in Poland). They hereby gain a strategically important harbour, since it enables them to keep a fleet in communication with Russia and with the arms depot at Pillau.
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Editors. "Russians take Kolberg and gain a strategic harbour". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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