- May 18, 2009
True enough. Buit they were'nt fighting on the Western Front. There it was just the Germans.Austro-Hungarian Army in July 1914
414,000 NCOs and troops
87,000 horses (estimate)
1,200 artillery pieces
Same as the Second World War. People don't say "Axis" troops were defeated in the battle of the Falaise Pocket or at the Battle of Midway.
The Germans didn't count Alsations and Poles as being "allies" . They were part of the German unitary state at the time, in the Deutsches Heer, just as Irish troops in the trenches were part of the British army.Austria, parts of Poland, parts of what we now call France.