World War I’s Largest Offensive

Russian infantry (Public domain)

On June 4th, 1916, a massive artillery barrage split the calmness of the morning. Thousands of guns opened up along a massive front, heralding the opening of the Great War’s largest offensive. The Imperial Russian Army mobilized 1.5 million troops to punch through the Austro-Hungarian lines and capture the cities of Kovel and Lviv (in present day…

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