The Great Patriotic War of 1914

Description

The battle near Ivan-gorod (Ivan-town) pictured here is part of the bigger operation in East Prussia (part of Germany) known as the Battle of the Vistula River, or the Battle of Warsaw, which lasted from 29 September till 31 October 1914. It is interesting that the picture describes the war as the ‘great patriotic’, clearly establishing links with the war against Napoleon in 1812, which was also known as The Great Patriotic War of 1812. Napoleon’s invasion ended in humiliating defeat of the French army and it was a very important reference to be made for the Russian people.

Full title:
The Great Patriotic War of 1914
Created:
1914
Format:
Poster / Illustration
Held by:
British Library
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Shelfmark:
HS.74/274

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