Pre-War Gniezno / Gnesen

Three photographs of Gniezno / Gnesen as it looked before the end of the Second World War.

Gnesen Gniezno Polen

A photograph of Gniezno (Gnesen) taken before the First World War on a postcard posted in 1920.

Gnesen Gniezno

A photographic postcard of Gnesen / Gniezno taken in 1941 when the town reverted to the name used prior to 1918.

Gnesen Gniezno Poland

Another look at Gniezno during the German occupation of the town during World War Two.

Gniezno is situated in the north-east part of the Greater Poland region. Historically it was one of the most important locations around the time of the Polish state – in 10th and 11th centuries.

Related: More pictures of Gniezno Through Time (1960 – 1985).

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