ARTYKUŁY INFORMACYJNE Nieznane dokumenty na temat bogactw mineralnych Rzeczypospolitej przechowywane w archiwach Departamentu Historycznego Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej w Vincennes koło Paryża

Piotr Daszkiewicz, RadosŁaw Tarkowski


Hitherto unknown Poland‘s mineral resources reports in the Archives of the French Army at the Vincennes Castle near Paris.
A b s t r a c t. Several 19th century documents concerning Polish mineral deposits, their exploitation and potential importance for the French armaments industry were found in the Defence Historical Service Archives of the French Army, housed at the Vincennes Castle near Paris. These are military intelligence reports written prior to the 1812 campaign. Some of these reports contain chapters dealing with natural resources of Lithuania, which was to become one of the major theatres of military operations in war against Russia. These describe deposits of iron, coal and some other minerals of military relevance. The archives also include a report on copper deposits at Miedziana Góra in the Holy Cross Mts. Some reports contain also information on mineral resources of the present-day Ukraine.

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