March 1915

PRZEMYSL: THE SIEGE OF THE FORTRESS

The Russian offensive in Galicia, in the fall of 1914 shattered against the heavily defended fortress of Przemysl, on the eastern front. The siege, which lasted 133 days, finally ended by starvation and caused heavy losses to the Austro-Hungarians on the one hand and on the other to the tsarist army. 117.000 Austro-Hungarian soldiers were taken prisoner.