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Page 25 - Kristopher Mayich on the Eastern Front

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1983/6/1 (387 reads)

the ear. Next morning, early in the morn? ing, we went across that line. No opposi? tion' to us--everything was dead and burned, from those shells. We went about 20 miles forward. That time, Russia made the offensive in Galicia. They took our corps, 250,000 men, from the Ital? ian line--took us over to the Russian Front. We stopped the Russians for a coup? le days. When they made the counterattack on us, I counted 14 lines of Russians, one after another, coming toward us. Level place up there. When our side opened up ma? chine gun fire on those Russians, they fell like branches on the trees, one on the other. They hauled them back. Number, number, number of dead there. After a coup? le of hours, the Cossacks came, not the in? fantry. Broke our line. We left everything Fire Season-April 15toOct.15 What is intensive forest management? Left to itself, a forest will produce wood through natural growth and regenera? tion. 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They had like a stiletto in their shoes; just kick like that and kill you. When we saw that, one of our lieuten? ants gave orders to fire on the Cossacks. And we fired two machine guns. We killed all those soldiers, the Cossacks, every one of them--killed by our bullets. We went to Stanislav from there. A new line was formed; we went behind the line. We were two weeks resting up there. Then we went in the Carpath (Carpathian) Moun? tains. What I saw there, in the Carpath Mountains: I saw the ditch dug out, about 5 to 6 feet deep, about 10 feet wide, full of Russian soldiers with their uniforms and guns and everything, dead. 1915, they were killed up there, when the Austrian ar? my pushed the Russians back. Some time the end of June, beginning of Ju? ly, we counterattacked the Russians in Buk- ovina. We threw them about 200 miles away, back. From there up to Czernowitz (Cher? novtsy) . And we were up there on the line until the Russian Revolution started in 1917. 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