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Old 09-14-2014, 01:21 PM   #532
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Originally Posted by Kitsune View Post
But Russia did invade Germany in August 1914 full tilt with two armies, with the conquest of Berlin being the explicite objective of the exercise. (What do you think happened instead?)
Most of Russia's troops went to the Carpathians. There they got nothing done for years. Had the troops wasted on capturing those mountains been throw at Berlin imediately, while Germany was sending it's armies into France, Hindenburg's assistants couldn't have cleaned up the mess.

I grant you that German arms made quick work of the few troops sent, and did so with skill and style. Certainly the campaign deserves to be much better known. But I said 2/3's of the Russian Army, a very different case.
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