Attack of the dead men

Attack of the dead men

The ‘Attack of the Dead Men’ was a battle of World War I that took place at Osowiec Fortress, in Poland during World War 1. The incident got its name from the bloodied, zombie-like appearance of the Russian combatants after they were bombarded with a mixture of poison gasses, chlorine and bromine, by the Germans. Germans stationed at the Osowiec stronghold, effectively panicked at the sight of ‘dead men coughing blood’ attacking, causing them to flee.

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