By Graydon A., Jr. Tunstall

Bloodier than Verdun, the battles for citadel Przemyl have been pivotal to victory at the jap entrance through the early years of worldwide conflict I. keep watch over of the citadel replaced fingers 3 times throughout the fall of 1914. In 1915, the Austro-Hungarian armies introduced 3 significant offensives to penetrate the Russian encirclement and relieve the 120,000 trapped within the besieged fort. Drawing on myriad assets, historian Graydon A. Tunstall tells of the most unlikely stipulations dealing with the garrison: hunger, "horse-meat" diets, deplorable therapy, prostitution, alcoholism, dismal morale, and a failed breakout try out. by the point the fort eventually fell to the Russians on March 22, 1915, the Hapsburg military had sustained 800,000 casualties; the Russians, over one million. The fort, despite the fact that, had served its function. Tunstall argues that the besieged garrison saved the Russian military from advancing farther and obliterating the already weakening Austro-Hungarian forces on the outset of the warfare to finish All Wars.

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