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Attack of the dead. To the 100 anniversary of the feat of defenders of the fortress Osovets

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Attack of the dead. Artist: Evgeny Ponomarev



6 August marks the 100 anniversary of the famous "Attack of the Dead" - an event unique to stories Wars: a counter-attack of the 13 Company of the 226 of the Zemlyansky Regiment, which survived the German gas attack during the assault of the Osovets 6 August (24 of July) 1915 by the German troops. How it was?

It was the second year of the war. The situation on the Eastern Front was not in favor of Russia. 1 May 1915, after the gas attack at Gorlitsa, the Germans managed to break through the Russian positions, and a large-scale offensive by the German and Austrian forces began. As a result, the Kingdom of Poland, Lithuania, Galicia, a part of Latvia and Belarus were abandoned. Only by the captives, the imperial army of Russia lost 1,5 a million people, and the total losses in 1915 a year totaled about 3 millions killed, wounded and prisoners.

However, was the great retreat of 1915 of the year a shameful flight? Not.

The prominent military historian A. Kersnovsky writes about the same Gorlitsky breakthrough: “At dawn on April 4, the 4th Austro-Hungarian and XI-th German armies attacked the 9th and 10th corps on the Danube and at the Gorlitsa. A thousand guns — up to 19-inch caliber inclusive — flooded our shallow trenches at the front of the 12 versts with a fire-sea, after which Mackensen’s infantry and Archduke Joseph Ferdinand rushed to the assault. Against each of our corps was for the army, against each of our brigades - by corps, against each of our regiments - by division. Encouraged by the silence of our artillery, the enemy considered all our forces obliterated. But from the crushed trenches, piles of people half-poured with the earth rose - the remnants of an exsanguinated, but not crushed, regiments of 35, 42, 31 and 61 divisions. It seemed that the Zorndorf fusiliers rose from their graves. With their iron chest, they sprung a blow and prevented the catastrophe of all Russian armed forces. ”


Garrison of the Osovets Fortress


The Russian army was retreating because it experienced shell and gun hunger. For the most part, Russian industrialists are liberal cheers-patriots who shouted “Give the Dardanelles!” In 1914 and demanding to provide the public with power for the victorious end of the war, were unable to cope with weapons and shell deficiency. At the breakthrough site, the Germans concentrated up to a million shells. Russian artillery could respond to one hundred German shots with only ten. The plan to saturate the Russian army with artillery was foiled: instead of 1500 guns, it received ... 88.

A poorly armed, technically illiterate compared to a German, a Russian soldier did what he could, saving the country, redeeming the authorities' mistakes, laziness and self-interest of the rear men with his personal courage and blood. Without shells and cartridges, retreating, the Russian soldiers inflicted heavy blows on the German and Austrian troops, whose cumulative losses for 1915 a year totaled about 1200 thousand people.

In the history of the retreat of 1915, the glorious page is the defense of the Osovets fortress. She was only 23 kilometers from the border with East Prussia. According to the participant of the defense of Osovets S. Khmelkov, the main task of the fortress was “to block the enemy’s nearest and most convenient way to Bialystok ... to force the enemy to lose time or to conduct a long siege, or to search for workarounds.” And Bialystok is the road to Vilna (Vilnius), Grodno, Minsk and Brest, that is, the gate to Russia. The first attacks of the Germans followed already in September 1914 of the year, and from February 1915 of the year began systematic assaults, which fought off during the 190 days, despite the monstrous German technical power.

Attack of the dead. To the 100 anniversary of the feat of defenders of the fortress Osovets

German gun Big Burt


They delivered the famous "Big Bertha" - siege guns of 420-millimeter-caliber, 800-kilogram shells which broke through two-meter steel and concrete floors. The funnel from such an explosion was 5 meters deep and 15 in diameter. Under Osovets brought four "Big Bertha" and 64 other powerful siege weapons - a total of 17 batteries. The most terrible shelling was at the beginning of the siege. “February's opponent 25 opened fire on the fortress, brought it to 27 and February 28 to a hurricane, and so continued to smash the fortress to March 3,” S. Khmelkov recalled. According to his calculations, this week a horrendous shelling of 200 – 250 thousands of heavy shells was fired at the fortress. And in total during the siege - up to 400 thousands. “The view of the fortress was frightening, the whole fortress was shrouded in smoke, through which in one or another place huge fiery tongues burst from the explosion of shells; pillars of earth, water, and whole trees flew upward; the earth shook, and it seemed that nothing could withstand such a hurricane of fire. The impression was such that not a single person would leave the whole of this hurricane of fire and iron. ”

And yet the fortress stood. Defenders were asked to hold at least 48 hours. They survived 190 days, while losing two Berthas. It was especially important to keep Osovets during the Great Offensive, in order to prevent Mackensen’s legions from slamming Russian troops in a Polish sack.


German gas battery


Seeing that the artillery was not doing its job, the Germans began to prepare a gas attack. Note that the poisonous substances were banned at one time by the Hague Convention, which the Germans, however, cynically despised, like much more, based on the slogan: "Germany is above all." National and racial exaltation paved the way for the inhuman technology of the First and Second World Wars. German gas attacks of the First World War are the forerunners of gas chambers. The personality of the “father” of the German chemical weapon Fritz Gaber is characteristic. He loved from a safe place to watch the torment of poisoned enemy soldiers. It is significant that his wife committed suicide after the German gas attack at Ypres.

The first gas attack on the Russian front in winter 1915 of the year was unsuccessful: the temperature was too low. Subsequently, gases (primarily chlorine) became reliable allies of the Germans, including near Osovets in August 1915 of the year.


German gas attack


The Germans prepared the gas attack carefully, patiently waiting for the right wind. Deployed 30 gas batteries, several thousand cylinders. And on August 6 in the morning 4 a dark green mist of a mixture of chlorine and bromine flowed into Russian positions, reaching them in 5 – 10 minutes. The gas wave 12 – 15 meters in height and width 8 km penetrated to a depth of 20 km. Gas masks from the defenders of the fortress was not.

“Everything alive in the open air on the bridgehead of the fortress was poisoned to death,” the defense participant recalled. - All greens in the fortress and in the immediate area along the path of gas movement were destroyed, the leaves on the trees turned yellow, curled and fell off, the grass turned black and lay down on the ground, flower petals flew around. All copper objects on the fortress bridgehead — parts of guns and shells, washstands, tanks, etc. — were covered with a thick green layer of chlorine oxide; food items stored without hermetic closures — meat, oil, lard, vegetables — turned out to be poisoned and unsuitable for consumption. ”


Attack of the dead. Reconstruction


German artillery re-opened a massive fire, followed by a fire shaft and a gas cloud to attack the Russian advanced positions moved 14 landwehr battalions - and this is no less than 7 thousands of infantrymen. Their goal was to take the strategically important Sosno position. They were promised that they would meet no one except the dead.

Aleksey Lepeshkin, a participant in the defense of Osovtsa, recalls: “We did not have gas masks, so the gases caused terrible injuries and chemical burns. During breathing, wheezing and bloody foam escaped from the lungs. The skin on the hands and faces blistered. The rags with which we wrapped the faces did not help. However, the Russian artillery began to act, sending a projectile behind the projectile from the green chlorine cloud towards the Prussians. Then the head of 2's defense department of Osovets Svechnikov, shaking from a terrible cough, croaked: “My friends, do not die to us, like Prussians-cockroaches, from injury. Show them to remember forever! ”

And those who survived the terrible gas attack rose, including the 13 company, which lost half of the squad. It was headed by Second Lieutenant Vladimir Karpovich Kotlinsky. The “living dead” walked towards the Germans, with faces wrapped in rags. Shouting "Hurray!" Was not strong. The fighters were shaking from coughing, many were coughing up blood and lung pieces. But went.


Attack of the dead. Reconstruction


One of the eyewitnesses told the Russkoye Slovo newspaper: “I cannot describe the bitterness and rabies with which our soldiers marched on the German poisoners. Strong rifle and machine-gun fire, densely torn shrapnel could not stop the onslaught of angry soldiers. Exhausted, poisoned, they fled for the sole purpose of crushing the Germans. There were no backward, no one was in a hurry. There were no separate heroes here, companies went as one person, animated by only one goal, one thought: to die, but to take revenge on mean-spirited poisoners. ”


Lieutenant Vladimir Kotlinsky


The diary of the 226 battlefield of the Zemlyansky regiment states: “Coming closer to the enemy’s steps on 400, lieutenant Kotlinsky, led by his company, rushed to the attack. With a bayonet strike, he knocked the Germans from the position they occupied, forcing them to flee in disarray ... Without stopping, the 13 Company continued to pursue the fleeing enemy, knocked him out of the trenches of the 1 and 2 sections of the Sosninsky positions with bayonets. They reopened the last one, returning our anti-assault gun and machine guns captured by the enemy. At the end of this dashing attack, Lieutenant Kotlinsky was mortally wounded and transferred command of the 13 Company to Second Lieutenant 2 of the Osovetsky Sapper Company, Strezheminsky, who completed and ended the cause so well-started by Second Lieutenant Kotlinsky. ”

Kotlinsky died in the evening of the same day, the Highest order from 26 September 1916, he was posthumously awarded the Order of St. George 4-th degree.

The Sosno position was returned and the position was restored. Success was achieved at a high price: 660 people died. But the fortress held out.

By the end of August, the retention of Osovets lost all meaning: the front rolled far to the east. The fortress was properly evacuated: the enemy was left not so much the guns - not a single shell, patron or even a tin can was taken by the Germans. The guns at night were pulled down the Grodno highway along 50 soldiers. On the night of August 24, Russian sappers blew up the remnants of the fortifications and left. And only 25 August Germans ventured to enter the ruins.

Unfortunately, Russian soldiers and officers of the First World War are often blamed for lack of heroism and sacrifice, considering the Second Patriotic War through the 1917 prism of the year - the collapse of power and the army, “treason, cowardice and deceit”. We see that it is not.

The defense of Osovets is comparable to the heroic defense of the Brest Fortress and Sevastopol during the Great Patriotic War. Because in the initial period of the First World War, the Russian soldier went into battle with a clear consciousness, for which he was going, “For Faith, Tsar, and Fatherland.” He walked with faith in God and a cross on his chest, girded with a sash with the inscription "Alive in Help of the Most High", putting his soul "for his friends."

And although this consciousness has clouded as a result of the February 1917 rear insurgency, it, albeit in a slightly modified form, was revived after many sufferings in the terrible and glorious years of the Great Patriotic War.
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  3. bionik
    bionik 7 August 2015 06: 28
    27
    Defender of the fortress next to an unexploded ordnance (420 mm).
    1. igordok
      igordok 7 August 2015 08: 21
      +4
      What type of ammunition? If it is chemical, then it should not be torn, but only knock the contents out.
      How many liters of poison in this one shell! negative
      1. dvina71
        dvina71 7 August 2015 20: 23
        +8
        Quote: igordok
        What type of ammunition?


        High explosive. There were no chemical shells then. Gas was released from ground-based devices. This was, in my opinion, the second case of the use of organic matter during that war. So that the delivery vehicles were the most primitive and depended on the weather.
    2. Shick
      Shick 7 August 2015 08: 21
      19
      it is necessary to perpetuate the memory of the heroes of the first world war along with the heroes of the second world war.
      feat worthy of memory
      1. Edvagan
        Edvagan 7 August 2015 11: 29
        26
        another incredible story is connected with the Osovets fortress and the Russian soldiers, I’m copying:
        In 1924, European newspapers wrote [3] about a certain Russian soldier (his name remained unknown), discovered by the Polish authorities in the Osovec fortress. As it turned out, during the retreat, sappers bombarded underground fortress warehouses with ammunition and food. When the Polish officers descended into the basements, from the darkness in Russian it was heard: “Wait! Who goes?" The stranger turned out to be Russian. Carrying out his service in strict accordance with the military regulations, the sentry stated that he could only be removed from his post by a breeder, and if he was not, then the "Emperor". The sentry surrendered only after he was explained that the country he served had long been gone. For 9 years, a soldier ate stewed and condensed milk, without losing track of time and adjusting to existence in the dark. After he was taken out, he lost his sight from sunlight and was admitted to the hospital, after which he was transferred to the Soviet authorities. On this, his trace in history is lost.
  4. bionik
    bionik 7 August 2015 06: 37
    10
    "Big Bertha" in position (420mm)
  5. Support
    Support 7 August 2015 06: 55
    22
    The blessed memory of the Russian soldiers and officers who proved their love and hate for enemies by life and death ....
    1. bionik
      bionik 7 August 2015 08: 36
      +8
      "Ruined Casemates of Osovets." German photo 1915.
  6. tuts
    tuts 7 August 2015 06: 59
    25
    Eternal memory to the heroes

    1. bazilio
      bazilio 7 August 2015 12: 18
      15
      That was a hundred years ago
      crossed out the world by war
      Behind the shell, the enemy sent us a shell
      the fortress took the fight
      Roar of iron tongues of fire red-hot hurricane
      We lost track of nights and days
      writhing on the ground from wounds

      Fortress dawned in the dawn
      deadly enemy without a face
      Making us howl in pain
      burning our eyes
      Gasping we rose
      spitting pulmonary blood
      Crushing the rules of war
      per hour of the attack of the dead

      We will stand until the end
      nowhere to retreat
      Light and peace in heaven
      can wait for us
      We will stand until the end
      nowhere to retreat
      Light and peace in heaven
      can wait for us

      Sixty Tortured Soldiers
      bayonet full length
      No orders or commands
      only hate and anger
      Blood was barbling the enemy in the face
      the devil led us or God
      The enemy fled from us from the dead
      to death beyond her threshold

      We will stand until the end
      nowhere to retreat
      Light and peace in heaven
      can wait for us
      We will stand until the end
      nowhere to retreat
      Light and peace in heaven
      can wait for us

      (c) Aria
      Och good song
  7. timyr
    timyr 7 August 2015 07: 43
    +8
    But the liberals have already noted, said that there was no attack of the dead. They say there were fewer Germans and more Russians.
    1. igordok
      igordok 7 August 2015 08: 24
      +7
      Unfortunately such comments came across. Their main argument is that the Germans have no records about this case.
      1. timyr
        timyr 7 August 2015 08: 36
        11
        So the Germans do not have records of the capture of Berlin. So soon they will write that the Americans liberated Berlin from the Red Army
  8. parusnik
    parusnik 7 August 2015 07: 45
    +5
    "Give the Dardanelles!"... They would have shouted there .. These screamers .. then in February they organized a riot, laid the foundation for the collapse of the state ..
  9. igordok
    igordok 7 August 2015 07: 48
    12
    ZhBN 226-th Zemlyansky regiment from 24 July (6 August).



    “Having received a report on this (meaning occupation of the 1th defense line) from the commander of the 3th battalion, Captain Potapov, who said that the Germans who had occupied the trenches continued to advance to the fortress and were not far from the reserve. The regiment commander immediately ordered the 8, 13 and 14 companies to advance from the fort to the Sosnenskaya position and counterattack the Germans from our occupied trenches, and the 13 company was sent along the railway to the 1 site, 8 company to the 2 station, 14 company to the 3 and 4 station of the Sosnenskaya position. The 13 company under the command of Lieutenant Kotlinsky, having left the fortress and crumbled under strong artillery fire, began to advance along the railway to meet the advancing German chains. Approaching the enemy of the steps on 400, Lieutenant Kotlinsky, led by his company, rushed to the attack. With a bayonet strike he knocked down the Germans from their position, causing them to flee in disarray ... Without stopping, the 13 company continued to pursue the running enemy, with bayonets knocked it out of the trenches of the 1 and 2 sections of Sosny positions occupied by it. They again occupied the last one, returning our anti-storm gun and machine guns back captured by the enemy.

    At the end of this dashing attack, Second Lieutenant Kotlinsky was mortally wounded and transferred command of the 13 company to Second Lieutenant 2 of the Osovets sapper company Strezheminsky, who completed and completed the work so gloriously begun by Second Lieutenant Kotlinsky. ”

    1. igordok
      igordok 7 August 2015 07: 56
      16
      In Pskov, on the day of the 100th anniversary of the Attack of the Dead, the second monument to the soldiers of the First World War and the soldiers who died in the defense of the Osovets fortress and the memorial cross at the Myronositskoye cemetery were unveiled.

      http://informpskov.ru/news/184141.html
      http://informpskov.ru/news/184139.html
      http://informpskov.ru/news/184127.html
  10. dima-fesko
    dima-fesko 7 August 2015 07: 51
    16
    I bow to the strength of spirit of a Russian soldier, and his nationality is not important to me (be you a Jew, Bashkir, Belarusian, Kazakh, Chechen, Moldavian, Russian). Russian is an internal feeling of unity, brotherhood and selflessness!
    1. asadov
      asadov 7 August 2015 08: 16
      +5
      I agree completely .. It’s only a pity that we remember this only in difficult moments in history.
  11. Denis
    Denis 7 August 2015 08: 05
    23
    It’s a pity about this, and they didn’t know much more before. Who would have been ill if the school didn’t talk about the evil pharaohs-slave owners, but would have told about World War I?
    It's good that at least now we find out
  12. Funnels
    Funnels 7 August 2015 08: 19
    15
    That's what books need to be written and films made.
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 7 August 2015 12: 20
      +4
      Quote: Funnels
      That's what books need to be written and films made

      Yes, only not because Fedya Bondarchuk Stalingrad and removed the 9th company, not not not.
      1. Denis
        Denis 7 August 2015 13: 50
        +2
        Quote: bazilio
        just not as Fedya Bondarchuk Stalingrad and 9 took off a company, not no not.

        And what? All according to Hollywood standards am
        So let it fall there, the air will be cleaner
        This corrupt creature cannot do good
        On October 5, 2011, a grandiose celebration of the 35th anniversary of the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov took place in the capital of Chechnya. True, according to the official version, in fact, the holiday was in honor of the 193rd anniversary of the city of Grozny, which "simply" coincided with Kadyrov's. At the same time, when communicating with journalists, officials carefully tried to avoid mentioning the birthday. But the "star guests" who arrived at the solemn event did not know about this and therefore congratulated Kadyrov, as they say, from the bottom of their hearts.
        Before the guests were the British singer Seal, Sofia Rotaru, Ruslana, Julia Savicheva, Katya Lel. Congratulatory speeches were made by Jean-Claude Van Damme, Hilary Swank, Director Fedor Bondarchuk, actor Sergey Bezrukov.
        Kevin Costner, Eva Mendes, Shakira were invited to the birthday, but did not come.
        And who is he after that?
        Here he is grimacing in "Spetsnaz"
        And it jumped, obviously not for free on Kadyrov’s birthday
        Mr. ... he's rare
        1. creak
          creak 8 August 2015 15: 22
          +1
          Quote: Denis
          Mr. ... he's rare


          Yes, I didn’t go to my father ... It is true that nature descends on descendants.
          1. Weyland
            Weyland 9 August 2015 00: 07
            0
            Not in the father went - who exactly? Need to clarify -
            For both applies (which are in the photo in the center) drinks
    2. bazilio
      bazilio 7 August 2015 12: 20
      +2
      Quote: Funnels
      That's what books need to be written and films made

      Yes, only not because Fedya Bondarchuk Stalingrad and removed the 9th company, not not not.
  13. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST 7 August 2015 08: 32
    +5
    Reading materials about the exploits of our soldiers, I never cease to be surprised. Verily, there is no limit to Russian heroism.
  14. iury.vorgul
    iury.vorgul 7 August 2015 08: 59
    +9
    And when in 1915 the Russian government asked the "allies" to launch an offensive in order to divert part of the German troops from the Russian-German front, they refused, saying that the troops were engaged in the Dardanelle operation.
  15. Scraptor
    Scraptor 7 August 2015 11: 15
    11
    Thank you for the article. When I came across such a thing than just dying in torment, it is better to go out and sell your life at a higher price.

    When proivogaz was later invented, the Entente used the Russian or Russian systems, and in 1915 they sat in the trenches and watched as the Axis countries in two hands were engaged in the Russian Empire. That was also the "Strange War", only in WWI.
    1. Denis
      Denis 7 August 2015 14: 56
      10
      Quote: Scraptor
      When gas was later invented, the Entente used Russian or Russian systems
      Little of
      The first effective army gas mask was developed in 1915 by the outstanding Russian chemist Nikolai Zelinsky. It was he who, for the first time in the world, proposed using activated charcoal as protection against poisonous gases. The simplicity and reliability of his invention turned out to be so amazing that by the end of the 1916 year, all the warring countries had adopted Russian Zelinsky gas mask.
      At the request of the allies, the Russian command generously gave them samples of a new gas mask. Zelinsky himself never made an attempt to patent his invention, since he considered it immoral to profit from a means of saving and protecting human life.
      And what did the allies answer?
  16. Edvagan
    Edvagan 7 August 2015 11: 28
    +8
    another incredible story is connected with the Osovets fortress and the Russian soldiers, I’m copying:
    In 1924, European newspapers wrote [3] about a certain Russian soldier (his name remained unknown), discovered by the Polish authorities in the Osovec fortress. As it turned out, during the retreat, sappers bombarded underground fortress warehouses with ammunition and food. When the Polish officers descended into the basements, from the darkness in Russian it was heard: “Wait! Who goes?" The stranger turned out to be Russian. Carrying out his service in strict accordance with the military regulations, the sentry stated that he could only be removed from his post by a breeder, and if he was not, then the "Emperor". The sentry surrendered only after he was explained that the country he served had long been gone. For 9 years, a soldier ate stewed and condensed milk, without losing track of time and adjusting to existence in the dark. After he was taken out, he lost his sight from sunlight and was admitted to the hospital, after which he was transferred to the Soviet authorities. On this, his trace in history is lost.
  17. alicante11
    alicante11 7 August 2015 11: 59
    +1
    Because in the initial period of World War I, a Russian soldier went into battle with a clear consciousness of what he was going for - "For Faith, Tsar, and Fatherland." He walked with faith in God and a cross on his chest, girded with a sash with the inscription "Alive in the help of Vyshnyago", setting his soul "for his own."


    What splendor I want to swear at all. Interestingly, in Novorgeorgievsk and other surrendered fortresses, where did the crosses and sashes go? The Russian soldier has always shown miracles of heroism. Even "for faith, tsar and patronymic", at least "for the Motherland for Stalin" and even simply "for his friends" in Afghanistan and Chechnya. But in WWI, these miracles of heroism and all the blood brought to the altar of a completely unnecessary war for us could not outweigh all the shortcomings that were inherent in the military machine of the rotten regime of obscurantists and hucksters of the Romanovs.
    1. Vladimir73
      Vladimir73 8 August 2015 23: 46
      -1
      Quote: alicante11
      What a splendor I already want to swear. Interestingly, in Novorgeorgievsk and other surrendered fortresses, where did the crosses and sashes divide?


      And the local command, pitying the soldiers (and mostly their loved ones), considered it as super-advanced in the modern war that these outdated fortresses with a lack of ammunition and provisions could not resist German power. am Creatures
  18. igordok
    igordok 7 August 2015 12: 27
    10
    Album of Russian Glory 3 Vladimir Kotlinsky (commander of "Attack of the Dead")
  19. xan
    xan 7 August 2015 12: 28
    +4
    PMV - late autumn of the Russian imperial army (stolen). All defeats are entirely on the generals. And it is full of examples of outstanding combat efficiency with skillful command. And I think this is the most important indicator - Russia had men who were ready with arms in hand to fight with the enemy and not afraid of death. With sufficient will of the upper ranks, the general structure can be formed from capable, and not from the noble, and by patronage. But how can millions of men add courage?
    About PMV nothing better than Solzhenitsyn "In August 14th" did not read.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 8 August 2015 09: 04
      +2
      Read Solzhenitsyn, read, and then raise the level go to Rezun and literature from the State Department ...
      1. xan
        xan 11 August 2015 12: 21
        -1
        Quote: cth; fyn
        Read Solzhenitsyn, read, and then raise the level go to Rezun and literature from the State Department ...

        Only nonsense could write such nonsense.
  20. tasha
    tasha 7 August 2015 14: 00
    +6
    20 July 1916 XII The German army made a sudden gas attack on the positions of our 10 army near Smorgon, at the junction of the II Caucasian and XXIV army corps, which suffered heavy losses. In the Caucasian Grenadier and 48th Infantry Divisions, over 8000 people died. Here, officers of the Georgian and Mingrelian grenadiers died on a heroic death, at the initiative of Colonel Otkhmezuri, who removed their masks in gas waves so that the soldiers could better hear the words of the command and approval. Heroically died, having removed her masks, and the 1-th battery of the second-priority 84-th artillery brigade of Lieutenant Kovanko.
  21. timyr
    timyr 7 August 2015 14: 26
    +2
    Read about war crimes and be sure the first Germans did it
    1. tasha
      tasha 7 August 2015 14: 36
      +3
      You forgot about another war criminals. Which, for example, dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    2. alicante11
      alicante11 7 August 2015 15: 30
      -4
      Read about war crimes and be sure the first Germans did it


      I wonder why killing with rifles or guns is not a war crime, but killing with gases is a war crime? To drop nuclear bombs, to create a fire storm in peaceful cities is not a war crime, as well as to block the whole country in order to starve its population. These are not war crimes. Landing mines in neutral waters so that neutral ships can’t get around patrol blockades is not a war crime, but drowning ships in a declared submarine exclusion zone is a war crime. Doesn't it seem that war crimes are the actions of the vanquished?
      1. Scraptor
        Scraptor 7 August 2015 15: 40
        +4
        For gases, they violated the convention.
        1. alovrov
          alovrov 7 August 2015 16: 14
          -2
          Both sides in WWI had a huge amount of chem. ammunition and delivery vehicles. It is not so important who started the first - it is important that both sides were ready for this and filled with mustard / chlorine half of Europe.
          1. Scraptor
            Scraptor 7 August 2015 17: 26
            +1
            The Entente was not ready. But then they answered.
            1. alicante11
              alicante11 8 August 2015 08: 42
              0
              The Entente was not ready. But then they answered.


              Yeah, yeah, right in half a year they took and developed and made war gases. The Germans were the first to use gases not because they are such radishes. And because they owned the initiative and tried to solve the problem of a positional corpse. As soon as the Allies launched the offensive, they immediately began to use gases. Well, what can you do if gases are not a defender’s weapon, but an attacker?
              1. Scraptor
                Scraptor 8 August 2015 09: 10
                0
                knowledge and rod ... what's wrong with chlorine or mustard compound?
                These gases were known before the war, they took samples when they were used for testing and that’s all.
                Because they are like that, and the Entente sat all year and watched how they and Russia deal with the Austrians.

                Iraq repulsed Iranian "live waves" only with chemical ...
                1. alicante11
                  alicante11 8 August 2015 16: 16
                  0
                  knowledge and rod ... what's wrong with chlorine or mustard compound?


                  M-yes, and who has this rod of knowledge? You should at least read something about chemical weapons. There are so many different problems, transportation, storage, safe and effective use, and problems with gas production are minimal.

                  Iraq repulsed Iranian "live waves" only with chemical ...


                  Do you have any idea how chemical weapons are used? To begin with, you need to wait for the right weather so that the chemicals do not settle on the ground ahead of time and are not blown away by the wind to their own positions or simply are not blown away by the wind if chemical projectiles are used. And you will try to prove to me that the Iranians so nobly agreed to wait for their "living waves" for the weather suitable for Saddam? Nu-nu ... But in general, sometimes it would be nice to read not only "analytics" from the same illiterate "analysts", but also something more serious in order to stock up on a personal supply of factual, on one aplomb you, dear, are far from leave.
                  1. Scraptor
                    Scraptor 28 September 2015 15: 36
                    0
                    Do you have an understanding only from well-read? With a chemical projectile, you just do not need to wait.
              2. Vladimir73
                Vladimir73 8 August 2015 23: 51
                +1
                Quote: alicante11
                The Germans were the first to use gases not because they are such radishes. And because they owned the initiative and tried to solve the problem of a positional corpse.


                I'm wildly sorry hi but the first to use the gas were the Allies, the Germans after in the Ypres region.
    3. alovrov
      alovrov 7 August 2015 16: 11
      +1
      This is a blatant lie. All war crimes are in one way or another connected with the deliberate destruction of the peaceful people or prisoners of war. It was always and everywhere done by the Anglo-Saxons. Unlike Germans and Russians.
      1. Scraptor
        Scraptor 7 August 2015 17: 28
        +3
        the Germans in the WWI sank a lot of hospital ships, simply because they froze completely.
        1. bionik
          bionik 7 August 2015 18: 03
          +2
          Quote: Scraptor
          Germans in WWI sank a lot of ships

          For example, "Lusitania." The ship was torpedoed by the German submarine U-20 on May 7, 1915. 1198 people out of 1959 who were on board were killed.
          1. Scraptor
            Scraptor 7 August 2015 18: 14
            +1
            Not even the fact that they were Germans ...
            1. bionik
              bionik 7 August 2015 18: 23
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              U-20 submarine commander captain-lieutenant Walter Schwiger.
              1. Scraptor
                Scraptor 7 August 2015 18: 28
                -2
                Is there an autograph on the back? Maybe he crashed into two more "towers" and then fell on the Pentagon? lol

                There is a photo of another, an English captain.
        2. alicante11
          alicante11 8 August 2015 08: 44
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          the Germans in the WWI sank a lot of hospital ships, simply because they froze completely.


          Or because the Allies were very smart and covered their vehicles with a red cross, and trapped ships were disguised as ordinary vehicles.
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            1. alicante11
              alicante11 8 August 2015 17: 32
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              http://www.universalinternetlibrary.ru/book/26031/ogl.shtml
  22. timyr
    timyr 7 August 2015 15: 13
    +2
    I agree all this German ideology grew out of Anglo-Saxon.
    1. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 7 August 2015 17: 15
      +3
      There the Church of England is to blame for the propaganda of individualism.
  23. LMaksim
    LMaksim 7 August 2015 16: 30
    +3
    Thanks to the author for the article! We need to write more of these and introduce the younger generation. I wonder what would Americans or Europeans do in such a situation? I think that they sat and muttered something about the conventions and their rights. And only the Slavs went to beat the enemy’s face in order to remember. And remember!
  24. Cap.Morgan
    Cap.Morgan 7 August 2015 17: 47
    +3
    We generally know little about the First World War. There were heroes and many pages we can be proud of.
  25. nnz226
    nnz226 7 August 2015 18: 15
    +5
    There are no better soldiers in the world than RUSSIAN !!! Eternal glory to the heroes who defended Russia !!!
  26. fzr1000
    fzr1000 7 August 2015 19: 56
    +5
    Mikhail Zoshchenko defended Osovets. But the sense of humor is not lost even after this.
    "We are Russians! What a delight!" A.V. Suvorov.
  27. moskowit
    moskowit 7 August 2015 20: 22
    +1
    Who, besides the Russian Soldier, is capable of such a feat? No one! Eternal Glory! Everlasting memory!!!
  28. African
    African 7 August 2015 20: 45
    +5
    Once again I read about this attack, and once again pride in these people. Honor and glory. Everything else is from the evil one.
  29. serge siberian
    serge siberian 8 August 2015 21: 10
    +2
    Quote: African
    Once again I read about this attack, and once again pride in these people. Honor and glory. Everything else is from the evil one.

    I am also proud of such compatriots (regardless of the name of the country), these are our fellow countrymen. But there was also the Brusilovsky breakthrough, I wanted to read more about this fact.
  30. free
    free 9 August 2015 08: 48
    +1
    Glory to you over the centuries the great Russian warriors, I am a city of kinship with you, rest in peace, we will not let you down!