Five days later Mackensen cut the southern line between Lublin and Cholm, and the sides of the triangle were fast closing in.
Kociuszko was sent southwards, to Lublin, where he remained for the summer months.
May I be forgiven for saying so, but in Lublin, in the Jewish quarter, there isn't a house without a grass-widow!
In the meantime Russia had been gathering an army on the line from Lublin to Kholm.
The last years of his life he spent in Lublin, where to this day there exists a synagogue which bears his name.
He decided to attempt to pierce the line between Lublin and Kholm.
It was broken on the 29th, and on the 30th the Germans were in Lublin and Cholm.
He even counts on the Lublin relation's obtaining a place for him.
The Germans were suffered to construct their pontoons, cross the river, and make for the railway between Warsaw and Lublin.
The kingdom was proclaimed with due ceremony in Lublin and Warsaw.