The Eastern Front

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The Eastern Front 1914 (map War Times Journal)

The Eastern Front 1915 (map War Times Journal)

There was more movement on the Eastern Front, where the armies were not as evenly matched. The poorly-equipped Russians suffered many losses fighting off Austria-Hungary and Turkey.  In fact, the high casualties and poor showing of the Russian army was an important factor in the Russian Revolution. By 1917 Russia had lost a staggering 74% of the soldiers it sent to war.

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