Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29th, 1915

- The German Army of the Bug, driving east from Brest-Litovsk, captures the town of Kobrin today.  To the south, the centre of the Austro-Hungarian 1st Army, advancing southeast between Lutsk and the Bug River, runs into new Russian defensive positions near Swiniuchy and along the Sierna River covering Lutsk, and the army commander informs Conrad that he intends to assault the lines tomorrow once his artillery, delayed by poor roads, can be brought up.  Conrad, however, believes attacking here can have only negligible results, and instead once again emphasizes that the main axis of advance should be towards and north of Lutsk, to execute the envelopment of the Russian 8th Army he so greatly desires.  As a result the Austro-Hungarian X Corps is pulled out of the line today and ordered to march east to swing around Lutsk from the north.

The Austro-Hungarian advance towards Lutsk, Aug. 29th, 1915.

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