Russian Army and the Foreign Supplies in 1916 (Example of Cannons) (Rossijskaja armija i zagranichnye voennye postavki v 1916 godu (na primere artillerijskih orudij))

IVelikaja vojna 1914–1918: Al'manah Rossijskoj associacii istorikov Pervoj mirovoj vojny: Rossija v Pervoj mirovoj vojne (The Great War, 1914–1918: Almanac of the Russian Association of the First World War Historians) vol. 8 (Moscow, 2019), pp. 19–37

Posted: 8 Mar 2021

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Iskander Magadeev

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Date Written: January 10, 2019

Abstract

English Abstract: This article seeks to measure the real influence of the foreign cannons (guns and howitzers) for the Russian army and to put it in the appropriate context of 1916. Author describes the circumstances that caused the necessity of the foreign supplies from Entente Allies, analyses the role of these supplies for the combat effectiveness of the Russian Imperial army, explores specifics of the real operational use of the foreign guns during 1916, marked by famous “Brusilov offensive.” Research is based on the archival and published documents revealing the activity of the main Russian military bodies dealt with artillery (Chief Artillery Department, High Command), and uses some foreign materials also.

Russian Abstract: Цель данного исследования – выявить роль заграничных артиллерийских орудий для российской армии в 1916 г. Автор рассматривает факторы, обусловившие необходимость в поставках зарубежной артиллерии; ее реальное значение для российского фронта в данный период, а также особенности конкретного оперативного применения. Решение указанных задач предпринимается на основе архивных документов Главного артиллерийского управления (ГАУ), опубликованных сборников военных документов, с привлечением материалов зарубежных архивов.

Keywords: Russian army; cannons; foreign supplies; Entente; Brusilov offensive

JEL Classification: Z19

Suggested Citation

Magadeev, Iskander, Russian Army and the Foreign Supplies in 1916 (Example of Cannons) (Rossijskaja armija i zagranichnye voennye postavki v 1916 godu (na primere artillerijskih orudij)) (January 10, 2019). IVelikaja vojna 1914–1918: Al'manah Rossijskoj associacii istorikov Pervoj mirovoj vojny: Rossija v Pervoj mirovoj vojne (The Great War, 1914–1918: Almanac of the Russian Association of the First World War Historians) vol. 8 (Moscow, 2019), pp. 19–37 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3764102

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