Tag Archive for Brusilov

CHIVALRY ON THE BATTLEFIELD

In the West, Death of a Pigeon In the East, Collapse of an Army Special to The Great War Project. (6-10 June) On June 7th a century ago in northern France near Verdun, Fort Vaux falls to the Germans. The French may have been beaten in this defense of Verdun, but it’s an awe-inspiring story. And it…

IT’S NOW A TEN FRONT WAR

Russians Mount Massive Offensive In Middle East, the Arab Revolt. British Lose a Leader Special to The Great War Project (2-5 June) It’s 2nd June, the day after the Jutland naval battle left thousands of sailors on both the British and German sides dead. The Germans launch “a massive attack,” reports historian Martin Gilbert, “on…

RUSSIANS PLANNING HUGE OFFENSIVE

Bid to Break Stalemate on the Eastern Front Staking All on Doubtful Strategy; The Brusilov Offensive. Special to The Great War Project (26-29 May) For weeks a century ago, news is scarce from the Eastern Front. The Russians have withdrawn and are tending to their losses inflicted earlier in the war. But now on the…

CRISIS ON ALL FRONTS

Both Sides Desperate to End War Enormous Preparations at Somme; Russian Front Collapsing; Starvation in Mesopotamia Special to The Great War Project (7-10 April) All the armies locked in battle are exhausted and desperate to end the war. So plans are underway on both the Eastern and Western Fronts, and in the Middle East, for…