Tag Archive for Eastern Front

CRISIS IN RUSSIA

Casualties in the Millions; Enormous Desertions. Revolution in the Air. Special to The Great War Project (15-21 January) The situation in the Russian army is precarious and desperate. At this moment in the war a century ago, Russia had so far, writes historian Adam Hochschild, “suffered a staggering six million war casualties. “Its huge clumsy…

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 The Russians have withdrawn and are tending to their losses inflicted earlier in the war.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…

MURDEROUS STALEMATE PERSISTS

Vast Bloodletting at Verdun in France, Naroch in Russia. The Most Mismanaged Battle of the War; Russian Defeat Threatens Mutiny. Special to The Great War Project (3-6 April) Significant news from the battlefields on both the Western and Eastern Fronts. In the West, the main battle is still at Verdun – which begins in February…

A DIRE MOMENT FOR THE ALLIES

German, Ottoman Victories Yield Secret Peace Offer to Russia; Russian, British Defeats Force Strategic Shift on Western Front. Special to The Great War Project (18-21 August) With the collapse of the Russian army on the Eastern Front – coupled with the disaster for the British at Gallipoli in northwestern Turkey – the British are facing…

RUSSIAN ARMY IN FULL RETREAT

Discontent Spreading Among Russian Soldiers; Germans Seize More Than 1.4 Million Prisoners. Outbreak of Typhus Special to The Great War Project (15-17 August) Just as Turkish troops are inflicting great losses on the British and Allied forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula in northwest Turkey, Germany is busy making great gains against the Russians on the…