8 January 1919
First attempt at occupying Szubin
– At a meeting of the Executive Division of the Workers’ and Soldiers’ Council, the representatives of the Supreme People’s Council and the German People’s Council decided to dissolve the Council,
– The Commissariat of the SPC issued an appeal informing people that power was being taken back in Greater Poland. The appeal said: “the goal of our policy is a Forever United Independent Poland with its own sea coast.” The western borders would, however, be determined during the peace congress.
– Insurgents attacked Szubin. Despite their predominance, they suffered a defeat owing to poor coordination and communication. 23 soldiers were killed. Because of the defeat in Szubin, the towns of Żnin, Złotniki Kujawskie and Łabiszyn were also lost to the Germans.
– Fighting takes place around Chodzież. Insurgents attempted to recover control of the town. Their first attack was fought off. Breaking the resistance from the east and occupying the railway station finally brought an effect. The defeat in Szubin, however, forced the commanders to retreat from Chodzież. 24 insurgents were killed and 62 were wounded.
– Second Lieutenant Bernard Śliwiński was appointed Commander of the south-western front, or the so-called “Leszno Group”.