“Unheard-of Brutality”: Russian Atrocities against Civilians in East Prussia, 1914–1915*

@article{Watson2014UnheardofBR,
  title={“Unheard-of Brutality”: Russian Atrocities against Civilians in East Prussia, 1914–1915*},
  author={Alexander Watson},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2014},
  volume={86},
  pages={780 - 825}
}
  • A. Watson
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
OnAugust 11, 1914, a week and a half after war had broken out betweenGermany and Russia, a terrified crowd from the East Prussian border village of Radszen appeared at the office of the local district administrator. That morning, the people told him, there had been a clash between a German cavalry patrol and a larger Russian force in their village. When the Germans withdrew, the Russians had burned down almost every building and had “begun to beat us and to shoot at us.” Four villagers had been… Expand
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