Street Fighting in Lviv. November 1–21, 1918. Part I

Street Fighting in Lviv. November 1–21, 1918. Part I Alexander H. Diedyk

Armed conflict between Ukrainians and Poles in Lviv, November 1–21, 1918 expanded into a full-scale war between neighboring nations. However, it remains a rather obscured page of history. Wrapped in legends and myths, like an abandoned house with spider webs, it provides politicians with a reason to quarrel, and provokes scholars to debate «whether a confrontation between the Sich Riflemen and batiars was chivalrous?» At the same time, real secrets remain overlooked. Therefore, author thoroughly reconstructs those fateful events using newly discovered documentary sources, testimonies and memoirs. In particular, reader will find out who forced a resignation of Dmytro Vitovskyi and Hryhorii Kossak, and what for, could Colonel Yevhen Konovalets’ Sich Riflemen change the fate of battle, and was Colonel Hnat Stefaniv’s fateful decision to retreat from the capital of the West Ukrainian People’s Republic justified. November 1918 battle in Lviv are shaded by bloody hecatombs of Stalingrad in 1942 or Berlin in 1945. However, peculiarities of street fighting are still of interest, providing useful material for reflection over today’s events in Eastern Ukraine. Part One of this study covers the period from 7 AM, November, 1 to the late hours of November 9, 1918.
The book is addressed to politicians, servicemen, researchers in military history, fans of the history of Lviv, and to those interested in the events of the Ukrainian War of Independence.

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Additional information

Product code: 00204

ISBN: 978-617-664-141-4

Publish year: 2018

Genre: Military literature

Age categories: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Size: 24×17 см

Illustrations: Colour and Black & white



Reviews

Centenary of Bloody November

Ihor Skrypnyk

January 10, 2019

The Centenary of the November Deed was celebrated in Ukraine not in the same way as in Ireland in 2016 they remembered the hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin. The events on the occasion of one of the most significant events of the national reconciliation did not go far beyond the Galician capital: they were either eloquently hushed up or very sketchy mentionedby the leading media of the state.

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Ukrainian Military History

AlexanderDiedyk, Street Fighting in Lviv

Dmytro Kobelskyi

First of all, I would like to note that the publication is much illustrated (besides the photos of those events and their participants, there are a number of posters, drawings of contemporaries, etc.) and has as an appendix a map of Lviv with the pinpointed important points and objects for which there was fighting.

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