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Eastern front

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Hidden : 07/11/2010
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[LV] Slepnis atrodas vieta, kur 1917. gada norisinajas cinas starp latviešu strelniekiem un vacu armiju. [ENG] Cache is hidden at place, where in 1917 was Eastern front line.

[LV] Slepnis ir neliela plastmasas bundža, kura atrodas logbooks un zimulis. Slepni sarga liels celms.

1917. gada vidu, revolucijas iespaida, Krievijas armija bija iestajies pilnigs sabrukums. Visa Rigas-Daugavpils fronte sakas paniska atkapšanas, un tikai pateicoties 1917. gada 3. - 6. augusta strelnieku cinam pie Mazas Juglas, tika glabta visa 12. krievu armija, laujot tai droši atkapties. Liela dala latviešu strelnieku kopa ar armiju atkapas uz Krieviju, un nokluva aizvien lielaka bolševiku ietekme.

[ENG] Cache is small plastic box with logbook and pencil. Cache is guarded by big stump.

The Eastern Front was a theatre of war during World War I in Central and, primarily, Eastern Europe. The term is in contrast to the Western Front. Despite the geographical separation, the events in the two theatres strongly influenced each other. In Russian sources, the war was sometimes called the Second Fatherland War.
The length of the front in the east was much longer than in the west. The theatre of war was roughly delimited by the Baltic Sea in the west and Minsk in the east, and Saint Petersburg in the north and the Black Sea in the south, a distance of more than 1,600 kilometres (990 mi). This had a drastic effect on the nature of the warfare. While World War I on the Western Front developed into trench warfare, the battle lines on the Eastern Front were much more fluid and trenches never truly developed. This was because the greater length of the front ensured that the density of soldiers in the line was lower so the line was easier to break. Once broken, the sparse communication networks made it difficult for the defender to rush reinforcements to the rupture in the line to mount a rapid counteroffensive and seal off a breakthrough. In short, on the Eastern front the side defending did not have the overwhelming advantages it had on the Western front. However, as in the Napoleonic Wars and like World War II, Russian forces were familiar with their own ground which provided a natural advantage for the Russian emperor's land forces.

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[ENG] Sver va gur ubyr!

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