Vistula


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Vis·tu·la

 (vĭs′chə-lə, -cho͝o-)
A river of Poland, about 1,050 km (650 mi) long, rising near the border of the Czech Republic and flowing in an arc northeast, northwest, and north to the Gulf of Gdańsk.

Vistula

(ˈvɪstjʊlə)
n
1. (Placename) a river in central and N Poland, rising in the Carpathian Mountains and flowing generally north and northwest past Warsaw and Torun, then northeast to enter the Baltic via an extensive delta region. Length: 1090 km (677 miles). Polish name: Wisla German name: Weichsel
2. (Placename) Vistula Lagoon a shallow lagoon on the SW coast of the Baltic Sea, between Danzig and Kaliningrad, crossed by the border between Poland and Russia. German name: Frisches Haff Polish name: Wislany Zalew Russian name: Vislinsky Zaliv

Vis•tu•la

(ˈvɪs tʃʊ lə)

n.
a river in Poland, flowing N from the Carpathian Mountains into the Baltic. 677 mi. (1089 km) long. Polish, Wisła.
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Noun1.Vistula - a European riverVistula - a European river; flows into the Baltic Sea
Poland, Polska, Republic of Poland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
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To us, the wish or objection of this or that French corporal to serve a second term appears as much a cause as Napoleon's refusal to withdraw his troops beyond the Vistula and to restore the duchy of Oldenburg; for had he not wished to serve, and had a second, a third, and a thousandth corporal and private also refused, there would have been so many less men in Napoleon's army and the war could not have occurred.
Had Napoleon not taken offense at the demand that he should withdraw beyond the Vistula, and not ordered his troops to advance, there would have been no war; but had all his sergeants objected to serving a second term then also there could have been no war.
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General Bor's 250,000 men were lured out into open attacks on the German troops and tanks which still occupied the city, by assurances from a London radio station that the Russian army had arrived at the Vistula River, and was now ready to 'liberate' the Polish capital.
This tragic uprising occurred when the Soviet armies had reached the east side of the Vistula River (Warsaw is on the west side), which was unlike the strategic situation at the time of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, where the Soviet front was several hundred miles away, and the Germans were in absolute control of the ground-down country.
A loan of Euro 250 million will enable the ministries of environment and agriculture deal with the consequences of the floods in the Vistula Basin this year.
More than 1,500 people also abandoned their homes in Poland when the River Vistula burst its banks.
The results are growth above all, selling what can be sold, proposals to organize the Winter Olympics in the tiny (in comparison to the Alps) national park of the Tatra Mountains and to construct new dams on the Vistula river.
The exhibition included, among other works, photographic and film documentation of Happenings, photomontages of "impossible places" (a series of fantasy projects that envisaged erecting a bridge in the shape of a clothes hanger over the Vistula River or placing a gigantic chair in Krakow's central square), and a series of paintings, "Multipart," 1970, which were completed by viewers.