We are slowly approaching the 11th of November, and as a part of my writing class I was offered an opportunity to write a piece in commemoration of WWI centenary. I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to practice my skill and write something completely different to the story that I am currently working on. And so I did!
The short story I wrote is based on the true events, unfortunately, not many know of it.
In February 1915, Russian officers were given an order to hold off the German offensive on the Osowiec Fortress* for 48 hours to allow the army to regroup and re-treat.
Unfortunately, the order to re-treat never came and solders and officers were holding the Fortress for another 6 month. 2 weeks after the events described in the story, the Russians withdrew their army from the fortress (well, what was left of it).
I will post the story either later on today or tomorrow, watch the space!
(*WIKI info: Osowiec Fortress is a 19th-century fortress located in north-eastern Poland, built by the Russian Empire. It saw heavy fighting during World War I when it was obstinately defended for several months by its Russian garrison against German attacks.)