Attack of the dead-more terrifying than zombie attack!



The attack that was more terrifying than a zombie apocalypse.

Simple History

Greetings Cushman! As you can see, this article, isn’t a regular article. And, no-it isn’t a Halloween story. this is a moment in the history of World war 1. But first things first.

In 1915, the Russian Empire wasn’t ready for the war. So Russian forces started to retreat from the territory of modern Poland. Against Germans, there was a small fortress Osowiec, that was nicknamed “toy”. Only one Infantry Regiment defended her, and from artillery there was only one battery of guns!

Germans started a gas attack on Russian defenders.

Germans attacked the fortress ones, twice, three times… The fortress didn’t give up. So the Germans got a plan. But to realize it, they needed “good” weather.

On August 6th, 1915, Germans finally were ready to realize. Russian soldiers suddenly noticed a green cloud of something. It was a chlorine oxide-poison gas. (8th) 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th companies (army units), were wiped out. After the gas has passed, Germans got out of the trenches, and started to walk towards the fortress. They passed through 1st and 2nd lines of defense, without any resistance. They were a little surprised about how long they did fight for that fortress. And then, the rest of the 13th company made impossible-60 dying Russian soldiers… 

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