12/12/1914 Galicia: Russia pushed back

The Russians are gamely resisting the Austro-Hungarian counter-attack in Galicia, but the fighting is not going their way. Austro-Hungarians under General Boroevic recapture the mountain passes leading into Hungary and force a Russian retreat. The Russians had hoped to drive on Cracow and mount an invasion of the Habsburg Empire’s heartland. These plans have now evaporated.

Fanciful image source (“Limanova – magyar győzelem” (Limanowa – Hungarian victory), from A Nagy Háború – írásban és képben (The Great War – in words and pictures))

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