16/7/1915 Manzikert: the Turks counterattack

In Eastern Anatolia the Russians have been trying to advance from Manzikert against the Turks. Unfortunately the Russians are over-extended and are unable to make headway against their enemies. Worse, the Turks have brought reinforcement into the area: the Russians are attacking forces that greatly outnumbers them.

Now the Turks seize the moment and counter-attack. The stretched Russians are unable to hold back the Ottomans. They are thrown back in considerable disorder.

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