What was the Battle of Riga in 1917?

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What was the Battle of Riga in 1917?

German Objectives:

When the Germans attacked Riga, they had three objectives in mind;

  • Capture of Riga
  • Destruction of the 12th Army of Russia
  • Straightening of the eastern front so as to deploy additional troops in France for strategic gains.

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The Battle of Riga or Jugla was a defensive battle fought by the Red Army to prevent the Germans from besieging Riga. It was fought from September 1...

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