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Hermann Kövess von Kövess-Háza

Austria-Hungarian General Hermann Kövess von Kövess Háza, after a painting by J. Jaunbersin
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Message dated March 5, 1916, Austrian franking

Austria-Hungarian General Hermann Kövess von Kövess Háza, after a painting by J. Jaunbersin

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Title: Kövess von Kövess Háza; painting signature: J. Jaunbersin

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In the Galician Battles of 1914, Austro-Hungarian forces under General Hermann Kövess von Kövess-Háza held the center of the Austro-Hungarian line in the Battle of Gnila Lipa. Two Russian armies drove back the Austro-Hungarians. With the defeat in Battle of Rava Ruska, the Russians routed the Austro-Hungarians from Galicia.

In the 1915 invasion and conquest of Serbia, Kövess commanded the Austro-Hungarian Third Army.

In 1917, after the February Russian Revolution, German forces under General Bothmer and Austro-Hungarian forces under Kövess defeated the Kerensky Offensive.

In 1918, as Allied forces under French General Franchet d'Esperey, defeated Bulgarian and other Central Power forces, Kövess retreated from Serbia in the third week of October 1918.

Austria-Hungary

Roles held by Hermann Kövess von Kövess-Háza

Role Start Date End Date
Combatant - General