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105 mostly Slavs, great advantage to the Russians. From Russian Poland to Berlin it is 180 miles. It was supposed that the Russians might try to make a dash for the capital in that direction. It would most likely not have been successful. The army would almost certainly have been cut off from its source of supplies. It must have left behind larger German forces in Eastern Prussia, and Austrian troops in Galicia. Eastern Prussia is much easier to defend than to attack. Covered with marshes, lakes & forests, means of communication are poor, roads often only tracks. Besides it is strongly fortified. Königsberg first-class fortress, Thorn, Graudenz Dantzig are even more powerful. Konigsberg & Dantzig are also ports. The army under General Rennenkampf which invaded Prussia did not comprise the million men with which it was credited. General Duke Nicholas, Commander-in-Chief [[strikethrough]] did [[/strikethrough]] regarded the invasion of Galicia more important than that of Eastern Prussia. In the beginning of the general advance Russians were firmly established at Stalluponen. Before them was a strong German army under General von Hindenburg. Russians pushed forward though with difficulties. Spies and German aeroplanes hampered them especially. Russian calvary especially distinguished itself.
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