The eastern front, 1914-1917 / Norman Stone.

Author
Stone, Norman, 1941-2019 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Penguin, 1998.
Description
348 pages : maps ; 20 cm

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This groundbreaking study was the first authoritative account of the Russian Front in the First World War to be published in the West and is now reissued with a new introduction by the author. The battles fought on the Eastern Front were decisive to the course of the war. As well as reconstructing these events, Norman Stone explores the factors that influenced their outcome and draws some unexpected conclusions. Dispelling the popular myth of an economically crippled Russia, he argues that the country was, in fact, going through a period of unprecedented economic growth. Tsarist Russia's weakness lay in its outdated administration which resulted in war shortages and an inefficient army. In a fascinating reinterpretation of the connection between the war and the revolution that followed, he shows that although military events had almost ceased by the end of 1916, Russia was still in turmoil, undergoing a period of modernization which opened the way towards revolution. - Back cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • The army and the state in Tsarist Russia
  • The military imperative, July 1914
  • The opening round; East Prussia
  • The opening round ; Galicia
  • The first war-winter, 1914-1915
  • The Austro-Hungarian emergency
  • The shell shortage, 1915
  • The retreat, 1915
  • The political war-economy, 1916-1917
  • The second war-winter, 1915-1916
  • Summer, 1916
  • The Romanian campaign, 1916-1917
  • War and revolution, 1917.
ISBN
  • 0140267255
  • 9780140267259
OCLC
39818646
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