Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.
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Russia and the First World War

By December of 1914, the Russian Army had 6,553,000 men, however, they only had 4,652,000 rifles.
Untrained troops were ordered into battle without adequate arms or ammunition.
In 1915 Russia suffered over 2 million casualties and lost:
- Kurland,
- Lithuania and
- much of Belorussia.
Agricultural production slumped and civilians had to endure serious food shortages.


Walter Trier, drawing illustrating the military alliances in Europe (1914)

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Tags: война, глупость, история, оружие, россия
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