Private Sightseeing Tour from Minsk The Legacy of World War I
The German-Austrian troops, possessing a high-level material and technical base, strengthened their positions much more thoroughly and better than the Russian army. During the years 1916-1917, German-Austrian engineers built a huge variety of concrete and steel fortifications, while on the Russian side the construction was made of wood and earth. In addition to various fortifications, auxiliary front-line infrastructure was actively built. The facilities built during this time in Belarus account for thousands, which makes them the largest monuments in the history of the First World War.