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26/7/1915 Italy and Austria-Hungary feed the Isonzo meat grinder

The Second Battle of the Isonzo continues. Italy’s General Cadorna is throwing his men at the Austro-Hungarians. There is no longer any real prospect of a breakthrough. 215 more words

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The Škoda 30,5 cm Vz. 1911 Howitzer

Another 305 mm gun for this post, or, to be more precise, a 30,5 cm one, as German and Austro-Hungarian armies measured the diameter of their guns in centimeters. 38 more words

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21/7/1915 Warsaw: the German noose tightens

Russia is still reeling from Germany’s offensives in the east. The Germans are advancing into Lithuania and have taken the town of Szawle. But they are also advancing into Poland, with one army marching towards Warsaw from the north and another combined force of Germans and Austro-Hungarians threatening it from the south. 47 more words

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18/7/1915 The Second Battle of the Isonzo: Italy attacks again

The first Italian attempt to break the Austro-Hungarians along the Isonzo failed. Now, less than two weeks later, the Italians are having another go. By now their army is at last fully mobilised and they hope to apply lessons learned from their previous mistakes. 315 more words

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13/7/1915 Germany launches another offensive in the east

Germany has been staging a limited offensive against France on the Western Front, in the Argonne sector. Now, having run its course and achieved little the Germans call a halt. 154 more words

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Assault with gas masks

Another assault, after yesterday one. Italian troops, equipped with gas masks and special lenses, are fighting against Austro-Hungarian soldiers. As you can see, Italian gas masks were not very developped; indeed at the end of the war the British model was widely used on this front. 45 more words

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27/6/1915 Eastern Front: Central Powers advance continues, Mackensen becomes a field marshal

The Russians have been on the back foot since Germany and Austria-Hungary launched the Gorlice-Tarnów offensive. Under the command of Germany’s General Mackensen the offensive has proved a far greater success than expected. 117 more words

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