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The Fall of Novo-Georgievsk: In the Captured Russian Fortress

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THE GERMM MARCHING IN TO OCCUPY TH PORTIICATIONS: TRAMPIG THROUGH TIE OUTWORES TO THE CITADEL-ENTRY INTro NOVO-EORGIEVSL


TRIUMPHAL MUSIC TO CELEBRATE THE EVENT: AN ENEMY REGIMENT ON THE WAY TO ITS QUARTERS !N NOVO-GEORGIEVSK


ME WHO HELD OUT TO THE LAST: THE SURVIVING RUSSIAN REAR-GUARD TROOPS REMOVED AS PRISONERS AFTER A GALLANT DEFENCE ENABLING THE MAIN FORCE TO GET AWAY.


AN EXAMPEl OF THE COMPLETENESS OF THE RUSSIANS’ DESTRUCTION OF THE WORE: GERMAN OFFICERS INSPECTING THE BLOWN-UP CITADEL..


TO SECURE THE RIVER PASSAGE DURING THE OCCUPATION : THE GERMAN GUARD AT THE VISTULA BRIDGE-HEADJ


Novo-Georgievsk, one of the four great Russian fortrees of the Polish Quadriteral– Warsaw, Kovno, and Brest-Litovsk were the three others-after holding the Germans in check long enough to enable the retreat from Warsaw to be carried out safely, withstood bombardment by the heaviest enemy artillery for twelve days (August 8 to so) before the garrison evacuated the fortress. Only a rear-guard force of comparatively weak strength was left to hold certain of the works to the last, and these, unable to get away, fell into the hands of the Germans. They did their work thoroughly, destroying the


forts and citadel, and setting on fire the arsenal, storehouses, and munitions-workshops and disabling the fortress-guns before the entry of the Germans. The Germans, as the second illustration shows, marched in with bands playing in their customary exultant manner. In the third illustration the cross on the helmets of the prisoners’ escort may be remarked : that is the regulation helmet-badge of all German Landwehr regiment. German Line regiments wear either the Prussian Eagle badge, or the armorial bearings of the State (Bavaria, Saxony, WiGrtemberg, etc.) to which the corps belong.



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Issue 3986. - Vol CXLVII

Sep, 11 1915

Illustrated London News