by Andreas Bliersbach (Translated from German by Philip Robinson FRPSL)

“As a result of the February Revolution in Russia in 1917 and the ensuing abdication of the Tsar, and the assumption of power by bourgeois social revolutionary circles, to maintain the Russian front against the Central Powers was of decisive importance to the Entente Powers. A westward relocation of large numbers of troops, who had previously been stationed in the East, was to be avoided. Directly opposed to this was the German high command who wanted to secure victory in a decisive battle before the expected arrival of American troops in France.”



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