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  Brusilov Offensive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brusilov's forces were becoming overextended and he made it clear that further success of the operation depended on Evert launching his part of the offensive.
The Brusilov Offensive was the high point of the Russian effort during World War I, and was a rare manifestation of good leadership and planning on the part of the Imperial Russian Army.
Brusilov used smaller specialized units of soldiers to attack weak points in the Austro-Hungarian trench lines and blow open holes for the rest of the Russian Army to advance into.
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 Aleksei Brusilov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aleksei Alekseevich Brusilov (Russian: Алексей Алексеевич Брусилов) (August 19, 1853 - March 17, 1926) was a Russian cavalry general most noted for the development of a military offensive tactic used in the Brusilov offensive of 1916.
The Brusilov offensive by the Russian 8th Army was one of the most important Russian campaigns during World War I with Austria-Hungary losing a staggering total of 1.5 million men in its aftermath and 25,000 square kilometres of territory.
Brusilov was a patriot, and he despised the presence of the Bolsheviks in power, but he saw in them a path for the Russian nation to rise as a Greater Russia, united and indivisible.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aleksei_Brusilov   (563 words)

 Military History Online - The Kerensky Offensive
Kerensky and Brusilov were of the opinion that once the shooting began the soldiers would ignore the calls for political meetings and return to the trenches to support the comrades who chose to fight on(4).
Brusilov's problems started at a fronts' commanders' meeting on 11 June when the general found out that the soldiers of the Northwest and Western Fronts, roughly from Riga to the Galician border, were unreliable and would probably not agree to be a part of any battle no matter how small it might be.
Brusilov realized that the offensive would have to be limited to the Southwest Front, his old command, where his personal prestige among the men still held sway.
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 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Alexei Brusilov on the Brusilov Offensive, June 1916
The Brusilov Offensive of June 1916, overseen by able Russian commander Alexei Brusilov, achieved stunning - and, for most observers surprising - initial success.
The offensive began in spectacular fashion, demolishing the Austrian Fourth and Seventh Armies.
With the launch of the Brusilov Offensive any hopes the Austrians harboured of bringing about victory in the east were extinguished.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/brusilovoffensive_brusilov.htm   (469 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Brusilov Offensive
It was a major offensive against the armies of the Central Powers on the Eastern Front, launched on June 41916 and lasting until early August.
The French were still fighting at Verdun, the British faced a German offensive along the Somme and the Italians were under pressure from the Austrian Trentino offensive.
Brusilov's supplies were stretched thin and he depended on Evert to launch his part of the offensive.
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 General Alexei A Brusilov
Even so, Brusilov chose to continued serving with the Russian military during the Kerensky government period and was promoted to become the commander in chief of the army.
Brusilov grew increasingly dissatisfied with the way the government was running the war and treating the men.
Brusilov was assigned to be the chief adviser to Kamenev in 1919.
www.russianwarrior.com /1914_hero_brusilov.htm   (902 words)

 World War I - MSN Encarta
The Brusilov offensive answered the urgent pleas of French president Raymond Poincaré, who had asked the tsar for help in relieving the situation at Verdun.
Brusilov's offensive suffered by the end of September 1916 because the Russian railways were insufficient to transport enough troops and supplies in time.
The First Battle of the Somme was a repetition on a broader scale of the local offensives of 1915.
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 8. The Eastern Front, 1916-1917. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The great BRUSILOV OFFENSIVE, initiated somewhat prematurely in order to meet the Italian appeals to distract the Austrians in the Trentino.
Brusilov (appointed to the command of the Russian southern front, April 4) had planned the offensive for June 15, to coincide with Joffre's great offensive on the Somme.
But the Brusilov offensive was meant to be followed by an even larger operation farther north.
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 Brusilov, AA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Brusilov's command of the Eighth Army on the Austrian front from 1914 marked him as a cut above most other Russian commanders, but it was not until March 1916 that he was appointed to lead the southwestern army group and had an opportunity to demonstrate his skills on a wider scale.
In planning the offensive of 1916 which bears his name, Brusilov set an example of efficient staff work and preparation unparalleled in the rest of the army.
The Brusilov offensive was launched on June 4, 1916 in Galicia, in rough coordination with Italian and British offensives on the Piave and Somme respectively.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/bio/b/brusilov.html   (455 words)

 Trenches on the Web - Timeline: 4-Jun-1916 - The Brusilov Offensive
Brusilov proposed an offensive to the Czar but the two other generals, Evert and Kuroptkin, preferred to stay defensive in the war, claiming a lack of heavy artillery and shell for an offensive.
Brusilov was alarmed, to say the least, as his Southwestern Army was only a preliminary diversion for Evert's main Western offensive.
On 9-Jun, a very frustrated and distressed Brusilov was informed that the Western attack was deferred until 18-Jun. Evert was unwilling and hesitant to commence his maneuver.
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 Warfare HQ Downloads - View Single Post - Brusilov 1916
The 1916 Russian offensive, planned and commanded by Russia's best general in The First World War, Alexai Brusilov, was meant to be a supporting attack for the main 1916 offensive against the German army.
Brusilov's unorthodox tactics (little pre-attack artillery bombardment, no concentration of force, no numerical superiority) were responsible for the surprise enjoyed by South-West Front.
NOTE: The Offensive actually ended in late September, but the entry of Rumania into the war on August 27, and the consequent withdrawal of several of Brusilov's divisions, meant that there was little or no chance the Russians could make further progress after late August.
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 World War One Battles
Joffre, meanwhile, pressed the British government to stage a major diversionary offensive elsewhere on the Western Front to serve as a drain on German manpower.Originally scheduled for 1 August, the Battle of the Somme was brought forward to 1 July upon the insistence of the French.
The German Verdun offensive transformed the intent of the Somme attack; the French demanded that the planned date of the attack, 1 August 1916, be brought forward to 1 July, the aim chiefly being to divert German resources from Verdun in the defence of the Somme.
The focus of the offensive was the Chemin des Dames Ridge, held by the Germans upon their retreat from the Marne in September 1914 until their ejection, at huge cost to the French, during the Nivelle Offensive, also known as the Second Battle of the Aisne, in April 1917.
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 Brusilov Offensive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Continued German pressure on Verdun and Austrian attacks in Italy, led the Russians to launch a major new offensive on the Eastern Front in support of their Allies in June 1916.
The offensive began on 4 June, following a massive artillery bombardment, and was launched in two main sectors; opposite Luck on Brusilovs right and in the valleys of the Dniester and Prut to his left.
Brusilov's offensive was reopened once more on 7 August and despite the arrival in the south of more German troops, the Russians reached the foothills of the Carpathians and took the whole of the Bukovina.
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/timeline/brusilov.htm   (600 words)

 Russian Great War History - 1916
STAVKA moves up timing of Brusilov offensive even though Western allies are not ready to launch complementary assault in the West.
Russian army reports that since the start of the Brusilov offensive 144,000 prisoners and 219 guns were taken.
Brusilov's troops continue their advance in the Zolta-Lipa region and have captured 19,000 prisoners in the past four days.
www.russianwarrior.com /1914_History_1916.htm   (3607 words)

 Frank's World War One Page - 1916   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Brusilov Offensive was defined by massive casualties, broken spirits, and might-have-beens.
Brusilov was justifiably irate at Evert's and Kuropatkin's failures to assist him.
The Brusilov Offensive gave the final, devastating blow to an army that was already demoralized and reduced in numbers from the fighting in 1914 and 1915.
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 Ask Us A Question   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Italy hoped that by joining the countries of the Triple Entente against the Central Powers she would be able to regain the province of Trentino and the port of Trieste as well as the territories of South Tyrol, Istria and Dalmatia.
Italy's first move in the war was an offensive aimed at capturing the town of Gorizia on the Isonzo river.
In the beginning of the offensive, Italy outnumbered the Austrians 2 to 1 in men, but failed to penetrate their strong defensive lines along the Alps, mostly because Austrians were based on higher grounds, and Italian offensives were to be conducted climbing.
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General Brusilov plans attacks all along the front of his Southwest Army Group aiming primarily at Austro-Hungarian positions.
The Brusilov Offensive did relieve the pressure on the French and came very close to knocking Austria-Hungary out of the war.
Had Brusilov been supported by his peers to the north, and by the Russian Allies the war might well have been won by the Entente in 1916.
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 Freefire Zone Forums - The Brusilov Offensive
When General Alexei Brusilov became C-in-C of the southwest front in the spring of 1916, opposing Conrad's Austrian front in Galicia, the Italians were begging the Russians to mount an offensive, as Austria was putting heavy pressure on Italy on another front.
Yet his offensive was not in vain, because in did force the Central Powers to send forces from other fronts, and thus helped the Italians, French and British at a critical time in the west.
The offensive also helped convince the still neutral Romanians to join the allies (a MAJOR error on their part) in August, an event which, ironically, persuaded the Russian High Command to persist with Brusilov's now spent offensive.
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 General Alexei Brusilov
Russian general distinguished for the "Brusilov breakthrough" on the Eastern Front with Austria-Hungary (June-August 1916), which aided Russia's Western allies at a crucial time during World War I. Brusilov was educated in the Imperial Corps of Pages, and he began his military career as a cavalry officer in the Caucasus.
In the spring of 1916 Brusilov succeeded the elderly and irresolute general N.Y. Ivanov as commander of the four Russian armies on the southwest sector of the Eastern Front.
Largely because of this offensive, Germany was forced to divert troops that might have sufficed to secure a final victory against the French in the Battle of Verdun.
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 The Eastern Front — 1914 - 1917
This decision clearly catered to the "spirit of the offensive" which then pervaded European military thought, and in pursuit of this doctrine, most Russian fortress units were deactivated.
Brusilov was urged by St. Petersburg to continue his summer gains even though the Russians had suffered horrible casualties in the process of attaining their goals.
In September the offensive was continued, but without the same elegance as earlier, causing casualties to again climb toward the one-million mark.
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 TO BE HONEST by P. S. Ehrlich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
France was eager for Romania to begin an offensive immediately, hoping this would be a mortal blow to Austria-Hungary; but the Romanians delayed making their move till the end of August—and only made it then because of a threatening ultimatum from Russia.
Brusilov's brilliant offensive had exhausted its supplies and ammunition by the end of September, and men were not only fighting without weapons but having to tear down barbed wire with their bare hands.
During the Brusilov offensive he had been taken prisoner, and in Russia he became acquainted with Lenin.
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 First World War.com - Primary Documents - General von Cramon on the Brusilov Offensive, June 1916
Click here to read Brusilov's official statement during the first flush of the offensive's initial success.
It invoked German aid, pointing out that the Russian attack appeared to be directed exclusively against the Austrian front, and that the German front contiguous to it on the north could spare troops.
The counter-attack made from the direction of Kovel succeeded, toward the end of June, in compressing somewhat the Russian offensive circle west of Lutsk, but soon came to a standstill.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/brusilovoffensive_cramon.htm   (1484 words)

 Alternate Russian strategies- WWI - Alternate History Discussion Board
First one: 1917 - The Provisional Government does not promise a big summer offensive against Germany, but supports a grand siege strategy for the Allies, relying on reequipping its army and maintaining it in the field while gearing up for a major effort in 1918 when the Americans should be on the continent.
Second one: 1916 - WI the Russians don't do the Brusilov offensive but try to build up for a big effort in 1917, having witnessed their total ass-kicking in 1915.
Brusilov is the obvious choice but Plehve or even Evert (as long as he remains on defense) would be an improvement.
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 The Forum of the 1.Jagdmoroner Abteilung - What if Brusilov had priority...
As far as I know, despite his offensive and success, his Front (Army Group) had lower priority in supply and reserves, as he was not favourite general of the Chief of Stavka, Alekseev and Tsar.
All that happened during Allied major offensives on the Western front, Verdun and Somme.
All that happened despite the fact, that Brusilov's forces had secondary priority in supply, and the neighbour Russian armies were passive.
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 Scenarios for TOAW
The main Russian offensive was slated to begin in may 1916 at Lake Naroch (near the Lithanian/Polish border) against the German army.
This forced the Czar again to move the offensive ahead of schedule: Southern Front was to attack on 4 june, Central Front on 9 june.
Thus the offensive at Verdun where the German stromtroopers on 12 june had looked on the towers of the city on the Meuse came to a standstill on the 18 th of june.
www.fortunecity.co.uk /underworld/shoot/68/brusilov.htm   (2831 words)

 Alexei Brusilov
Alexei Brusilov was born in Russia in 1853.
In March 1916 Brusilov was given command of the South Western Army Group on the Eastern Front and led the offensive during the summer of 1916.
However, he was dismissed in August 1917 and remained on the sidelines during the Civil War Brusilov joined the Red Army in 1920 and served as military consultant and inspector of cavalry for the next four years.
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