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The Romanian Battlefront In World War I, Torrey

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Автор: Torrey
Название:  The Romanian Battlefront In World War I
ISBN: 9780700620173
Издательство: Eurospan
ISBN-10: 0700620176
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 440
Вес: 0.62 кг.
Дата издания: 30.08.2014
Серия: Modern war studies
Язык: English
Иллюстрации: Black & white illustrations
Размер: 155 x 229 x 28
Читательская аудитория: Professional and scholarly
Ключевые слова: First World War
Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: Despite a strategically vulnerable position, an ill-prepared army, and questionable promises of military support from the Allied Powers, Romania intervened in World War I in August 1916. In return, it received the Allies formal sanction for the annexation of the Romanian-inhabited regions of Austria-Hungary. As Glenn Torrey reveals in his pathbreaking study, this soon appeared to have been an impulsive and risky decision for both parties. Torrey details how, by the end of 1916, the armies of the Central Powers, led by German generals Falkenhayn and Mackensen, had administered a crushing defeat and occupied two-thirds of Romanian territory, but at the cost of diverting substantial military forces they needed on other fronts. The Allies, especially the Russians, were forced to do likewise in order to prevent Romania from collapsing completely. Torrey presents the most authoritative account yet of the heavy fighting during the 1916 campaign and of the renewed attempt by Austro-German forces, including the elite Alpine Corps, to subdue the Romanian Army in the summer of 1917. This latter campaign, highlighted here but ignored in non-Romanian accounts, witnessed reorganized and rearmed Romanian soldiers, with help from a disintegrating Russian Army, administer a stunning defeat of their enemies. However, as Torrey also shows, amidst the chaos of the Russian Revolution the Central Powers forced Romania to sign a separate peace early in 1918. Ultimately, this allowed the Romanian Army to reenter the war and occupy the majority of the territory promised in 1916. Torreys unparalleled familiarity with archival and secondary sources and his long experience with the subject give authority and balance to his account of the military, strategic, diplomatic, and political events on both sides of the battlefront. In addition, his use of personal memoirs provides vivid insights into the human side of the war. Major military leaders in the Second World War, especially Ion Antonescu and Erwin Rommel, made their careers during the First World War and play a prominent role in his book. Torreys study fosters a genuinely new appreciation and understanding of a long-neglected aspect of World War I that influenced not only the war itself but the peace settlement that followed and, in fact, continues today.

Great War

Автор: Battlefront Miniatures
Название: Great War
ISBN: 1472830369 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472830364
Издательство: Osprey
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1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front in France and Belgium. The Germans moved 500,000 men from the Eastern Front after the Russians pulled out of the war, and launched a series of offensives to break the Allied lines between March and July 1918. Great gains were made and the Allies' positions were pushed back huge distances, but through tenacious defense and the timely allocation of reserves the British, French, and Americans were finally able to halt the German advance. They immediately launched a series of offensives to push their enemy back towards their own borders, and ultimately to their defeat.

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