- General Aleksei Brusilov organized attack using forerunner storm troopers to attack with closely placed fortified ditches.
To confuse the enemy he used several trench points of attack over a wide front & while secretly moving heavy artillery in close he was able to advance.
Only Russian leader capable of winning major battles.
Brusilov offensive. He had a small numerical advantage (600,000 to 500,000), but in 72 hours advanced 50 miles, took 200,000 prisoners, and seized 700 heavy guns.
- “It is necessary to hurry, the faster to extinguish the flames of revolution, otherwise we face innumerable catastrophic consequences.”