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The eastern front, 1914-1917 / Norman Stone.
Stone, Norman, 1941-2019
London : Penguin, 1998.
348 pages : maps ; 20 cm
World War, 1914-1918
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 Tsarist Russia's weakness lay in its outdated administration which resulted in war shortages and an inefficient army.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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
The Romanian campaign, 1916-1917
War and revolution, 1917.
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