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Silesia was known for its large coal deposits that easily mined. Coal was one of the few, and the main, Polish export in the years immediately following WWII.

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This image of coal mining in Walbrzych, Silesia (a town a little over 250 kilometers from Piekary, and belonged to the German territory that was given to Poland after the war) accompanied an article illustrating "Life in Silesia," specifically…

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The greatest export in the years immediately after World War II in Poland was coal. Ships leave for various European destinations from the ports of Gdansk, Gdynia, and Szczecin.

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The importance of coal in the Silesian region cannot be under-estimated. One of its uses was for electricity generation, with the first generation of high-tension power lines planned as shown on the map.

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