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Kerensky Offensive
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Kerensky Offensive

Contrary to the expectations and hopes of the Central Powers, the Russian February Revolution initially brought a considerable improvement of Russia’s political and military fighting morale. Alexander Kerensky, minister of war from May 19, 1917, onward, followed the motto that Russia was by and large in favor of a “peace without annexations and contributions,” but under certain circumstances also ready to fight for a “peace without defeat.” In July 1917, Kerensky toured the front in preparation for a major offensive. …

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Krumeich, Gerd, “Kerensky Offensive”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2015

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