Less than a month ago Hindenburg and Ludendorff began their offensive against the Russians in Poland. After failing to take Warsaw and finding themselves up against ever increasing numbers of the enemy, the Germans began a retreat. Now they are back where they started, having outrun their pursuers.
The offensive was not a complete failure. The Germans did at least throw the Russians off balance and prevent a complete Austro-Hungarian collapse. And the Germans have no intention of staying on the defensive. Hindenburg and Ludendorff are already planning for a new offensive, hoping to inflict a decisive defeat on the Russians and drive them out of Poland once and for all.