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Ma·su·ri·a

 (mə-zo͝or′ē-ə)
A historical region of northeast Poland. Ruled by the Teutonic Knights after the 1300s and later part of East Prussia, it was assigned to Poland by the Potsdam Conference of 1945.

Ma·su′ri·an adj.

Masurian

(məˈsjʊərɪən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Masuria, a region of NE Poland, or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Masuria
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Valkyrie Located in the Masurian Woods, East Prussia, this map was inspired by The Wolf's Lair The Fuhrer's Eastern-front headquarters during Operation Barbarossa the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.
He then bought a small yacht and sailed around the Masurian lakes in northern Poland, before hitchhiking to India to teach English to children afflicted with leprosy for six months.
Although great results were expected, the combination of tough Russian resistance in spots, plus the harsh winter conditions and primitive environment, meant that the Second Masurian Lakes operation did not bring about the destruction of the Russian XX Corps.
The Masurian princes had tried to force the Old Prussians to acknowledge them as masters and pay regular tributes to them.
Thus, the Masurian land is to Kruk, who calls himself "the last of the tribe of Old Prussians," a space of searching and confirming identity, both that individual and that collective.
In the case of the Masurian population in the area of East Prussia the language was obviously Polish by a linguistic definition, but the population was strongly Protestant.
Olsztyn is the largest city around the Masurian Lakeland, a district which contains more than 2,000 lakes.
72) In the game, the course of German operations against Russia was almost identical to what was to happen in World War I, in the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes.
1975, "The invertebrates on submerged macrophytes in three Masurian lakes," Ekologia Polska, 23, 371-391.
In the same campaign season, Russian attempts at grand maneuver in the vicinity of the Masurian lakes collapsed in the face of counter-maneuvers and sharp encounter battles--a German active defense that drew on Napoleon's "strategy of the central position"--while, in Galicia, aggressive maneuvering proved to be exactly the wrong approach for the Austro-Hungarian military--which was ill-prepared for encounter battles.
In addition, almost a one third of the Masurian area is inhabited by endangered species of plants and animals.
About three hours ahead of the announcement of the winners, organisers said the list of finalists has been halved from 28 earlier to 14, which also included the Dead Sea, Halong Bay and Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the river Amazon, Jeju, Komodo, Iguazu Falls, Lebanon's Jeita Grotto, Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, Poland's Masurian Lake District, the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the Sundurban mangrove forests of Bangladesh and India, and the Table Mountain.