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'The Bear's Last Breath: The Brusilov Offensive, 1916' with Spencer Jones


Dr Spencer Jones is Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces & War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton.  He also serves as the Regimental Historian of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.  He is the author of From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902 -1914 and the editor of Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the …

'The Bear's Last Breath: The Brusilov Offensive 1916 ' a talk by Dr Spencer Jones


  In June 1916 the Russian Imperial Army launched its last great offensive.  Named after its architect, General Alexei Brusilov, the opening attack shattered the Austro-Hungarian lines and precipitated the greatest crisis faced by the Central Powers on the Eastern Front.  Yet it ultimately degenerated into remorseless attritional fighting that rag…