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Battle of Rava Russka

The white Russian bear, dyed red with Austro-Hungarian blood, triumphs over the Habsburg Eagle. Russian was victorious in %+%Location%m%85%n%Galicia%-% in 1914 and early 1915. A postcard by Bianchi.
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l'orso bianco
the white bear
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The white Russian bear, dyed red with Austro-Hungarian blood, triumphs over the Habsburg Eagle. Russian was victorious in Galicia in 1914 and early 1915. A postcard by Bianchi.

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l'orso bianco

the white bear



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Proprieta artistica riservata - N. 88

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Driving north from Galicia, the Austro-Hungarian First Army under Dankl defeated the Russian Fourth Army in the three-day Battle of Krasnik beginning August 23.

To the right of Dankl's army, the Austro-Hungarian Fourth Army under Auffenberg drove northeast, and defeated the Russian Fifth Army in the Battle of Komarov from August 26 to 31.

To Auffenberg's right, the Austro-Hungarian Third Army under Brudermann was retreating before the Russian Third and Eighth Armies.

Auffenberg moved his Austro-Hungarian Fourth Army to the south and turned to the east to face the Russian Third Army. On September 3, the opponents collided.

In turning, Auffenberg had opened a wide gap between his left wing and the Austro-Hungarian First Army (Dankl). To Auffenberg's north, the Russian Ninth Army had joined the Fourth Army in its battle against Dankl, and by September 9, was driving the Austro-Hungarians back. To the east, Plehve's forces had recovered sufficiently from their defeat at Komarov to take advantage of the enormous gap between the Austro-Hungarian First and Fourth Armies. Plehve's Russians struck Auffenberg's left wing. On September 8, they were behind Dankl's First Army.

Austro-Hungarian Chief of Staff Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf finally recognized the danger his forces were in, and ordered a general retreat on September 11. The retreat of the Austro-Hungarian First, Fourth, Third, and Second Armies turned into a rout that did not stop until September 26, when the armies had fallen back 100 miles.

1914-09-03

1914-09-11

Battle of Rava Russka is part of Russia and Austria-Hungary War in Galicia, 1914.