Polish Corridor


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Polish Corridor
Polish Corridor in gray; Germany in green; free city of Danzig in green with hatching

Polish Corridor

A strip of land between the German territories of Pomerania and East Prussia, awarded to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles (1919) to afford access to the Baltic Sea. After years of friction over control of the area, Germany invaded Poland (1939) and quickly captured the Polish Corridor, triggering World War II and ending the Corridor's existence as a distinct geographical entity.

Polish Corridor

n
(Placename) the strip of land through E Pomerania providing Poland with access to the sea (1919–39), given to her in 1919 in the Treaty of Versailles, and separating East Prussia from the rest of Germany. It is now part of Poland

Po′lish Cor′ridor


n.
a strip of land near the mouth of the Vistula River: formerly separated Germany from East Prussia; given to Poland in the Treaty of Versailles 1919 to provide it with access to the Baltic.
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After Germany had taken over Austria and Czechoslovakia, and began to demand from Poland the return of territory they had lost after the First World War in the Treaty of Versailles, the British and the French warned the Germans that any attempt on their part to settle the dispute over the Polish Corridor by force would lead to war with them.
A Prussian Corridor B Polish Corridor C German Corridor D Versailles Corridor 8.
Hitler, she noted sarcastically, had solved Germany's problem by "painting the Black Forest white and putting down linoleum in the Polish Corridor.
The German Army struck from Slovakia, East Prussia and from Pomerania into the Polish Corridor and the port Danzig, which declared itself part of the Reich.
He attempted to deploy across the whole front from Lithuania to the Carpathians and even kept a special assault group for invading East Prussia, keeping one third of his force in Poznia and the Polish Corridor.
He displayed a good attitude in getting on top inside the final furlong to beat Polish Corridor by three-quarters of a length and given that he has only gone up 4lb, the gelding looks to have a bit in hand.
Despite starting at 20-1, James Toller's charge gained a three-quarters-of-a-length success over Polish Corridor, and followed that up by running with credit in a stronger event at York.
Pagan Sky showed the benefit of a 10-week break when springing a 20-1 surprise at Pontefract, beating Polish Corridor by three-quarters of a length.
He attracted some live money at Kempton last Saturday and ran on well into fourth behind one of his rivals today, Polish Corridor.
The threeyear-old easily beat Polish Corridor by four lengths at Ripon before finishing fourth of 23 to Balakeri in a hot Newmarket handicap.
Prisoners who survived the initial onslaught were rounded up and forced to run the gauntlet -- known in Brazil as the Polish Corridor.
That was at Pontefract a couple of weeks ago when he was a close third to Pagan Sky and my bet Polish Corridor over ten furlongs.

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