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11/7/1916 Italy explodes its mine under the Austro-Hungarian Castelletto

The Italians want to advance in the Dolomites but their way is barred by the Castelletto, a rocky outcropping that the Austro-Hungarians have turned into an impregnable fortress. 190 more words

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10/7/1916 Italian mine war in the Dolomites

The Isonzo sector has been the main focus of Italian efforts against the Austro-Hungarians. However, they are also looking to advance in the Dolomites to the west, even though this mountainous region is even less suited to offensive operations than the Isonzo. 156 more words

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30/6/1916 Brusilov's offensive rolls on

In Galicia Brusilov’s offensive rolls on. The Russians have inflicted a crushing defeat on the Austro-Hungarians. In some sectors they have advanced almost a 100 kilometres, an astonishing distance by the standards of this war. 130 more words

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29/6/1916 Chemical warfare arrives on the Isonzo

In the Trentino, Italian troops are attacking the Austro-Hungarians, trying to dislodge them from their recent gains. The Italians find the going tough, as the enemy have prepared their positions well. 169 more words

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25/6/1916 Conrad halts the Trentino Offensive

Austria-Hungary’s Conrad took a bold gamble when he launched his Trentino Offensive against Italy. His hope was that his men would be able to storm down from the Trentino uplands to the coast, cutting off the main Italian army on the Isonzo. 174 more words

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17/6/1916 Brusilov's successes lead to Austrian collapse at the front and paranoia in Vienna

Expectations had been low for Brusilov’s offensive against the Austro-Hungarians. Brusilov’s fellow Russian generals had assumed that it would be another bloody failure, one that would humble the over-confident commander. 272 more words

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9/6/1916 Brusilov's offensive continues; Evert's fails to materialise

Brusilov’s offensive in Galicia continues to make gains, inflicting staggering losses on the Austro-Hungarians. One of the armies facing Brusilov has lost some 60,000 men. Another Habsburg army to the south initially resisted the Russians more effectively, but now it is being broken in two by the implacable enemy, suffering similar or greater casualties to its neighbour. 134 more words

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