Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Explorers' Club, № DVII

Operation AXIOM: The World War—The Brusilov Offensive, Part II
24 July-8 August 1916: The Battle of Kowel—Austro-Hungarian reinforcements pulled from the Italian Front & German reinforcements pulled from Verdun stalled the Russian advance; the Russians, already hamstrung by internal rivalries between commanders, reverted away from General Brusilov's highly-effective tactical innovations & back to mass-casualty human wave attacks.

Commentary: This last image—General Brusilov's entry from a fifty-card cigarette card series titled, "Allied Army Leaders"—is included as a reminder of how worldwide & all-encompassing the World War was. It contains useful though not entirely accurate information about the progress of what is remembered to history as the Brusilov Offensive.

Lest we forget.

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