May 01, 2006

The Victory That Wasn't



a WWI offensive that almost changed everything

By the start of the summer of 1916, World War I had been going on for two years. For Russia, this meant two long years of heavy fighting, primarily against Germany and Austro-Hungary. Thousands of soldiers and officers already lay beneath the earth, and there was no end to the war in sight. Every day, long lists appeared in the newspapers:

Killed: Lieutenant Alfer, Lieutenant Bukreyev, Lieutenant Volobuyev, Lieutenant Gromov…


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