Saturday, January 17, 2015
January 17th, 1915
- General Ruszkii of North-West Front meets Grand Duke Nicholas' chief of staff at Siedlec today to discuss the next phase of operations on the northern half of the Eastern Front. Ruszkii remains convinced that an advance in central Poland is impossible as long as the Germans control East Prussia, so he proposes to form a new 12th Army, comprised of ten divisions, that will attack westwards into East Prussia, supported by 10th Army to the south. The plan is approved, and orders begin to be issued for the redeployments necessary to create 12th Army.