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Żagań

(zhä`gänyə), Ger. Sagan, town (1991 est. pop. 27,800), Lubuskie prov., W Poland, on the Bóbr River. It has lignite mines, textile mills, and glassmaking industries. Founded in the 12th cent., Żagań was the capital of a principality that passed to the Hapsburgs in the 16th cent. and to Prussia in 1745. The town was incorporated into Poland after World War II.
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The influx of American troops effectively created a "little America" in the Polish-German border city of Zagan. The intent of this back-to-back rotational deployment is to enhance regional security by reinforcing the European Allies' eastern flank.
The Archive focused on gathering all the evidence of creativity and development of music in a vast geographical space, starting from Upper Silesia with Cieszyn Silesia, Lower Silesia with Wroclaw, Legnica, Glogow, Zagan, and Zgorzelec.
Air Commodore Charles Clarke, who is now 95 years old, was one of a handful of men who survived the notorious Stalag Left III camp in the now Polish town of Zagan -- and is the only man still alive today.
Byline: JOHN INGHAM at Stalag Luft III in Zagan, Poland
And on Sunday the anniversary will be commemorated at the scene of the breakout in Zagan, western Poland.
Some possible locations being considered for deployment of the base were Polish cities like Orzysz 6 located 170 kilometers (about 105 miles) from Kaliningrad, which geographically holds a strategically important position - Zagan and Dravsko-Pomorsk in western Poland, as well as the territory between the cities of Bydgoszcz and Torun.
Nearly 1,200 4th Infantry Division Soldiers have relocated from Zagan, Poland to Grafenwoehr, in support of Combined Resolve VIII.
Then it's onwards into Poland to Stalag Luft III camp at Zagan, where 80 Allied servicemen made the "Great Escape".
They took the exact route taken by PoWs from Zagan to Spremberg, Poland to Germany during 1945 accompanied by five RAF veterans.
He said the mining work of Chinarak, Karkar, Sabzak coal mines and Nuraba, Samti, Qara zagan gold mines had not begun so far.