February 1918

Desertions and mutinies in the Austro-Hungarian Army

At the end of the war the Austro-Hungarian army was shaken by numerous internal revolts due of the continuing conflict, lack of food and nationalist tensions that crossed the multiethnic empire. Episodes of mutiny spread in the rear and in the internal front, while the desertions increased exponentially starting from 1917, especially among Slavic and Hungarian ethnic groups.