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The Eastern Front 1914 - 1920 free pdf Recreates the battles and campaigns that raged at The Eastern Front during World War I Updated for 2012 with a new forward by Dennis Showalter The front in the East was much longer than in the West. The theatre of war was delimited by the Baltic Sea in the West and Moscow in the East, a distance of 1,200kms, and Saint Petersburg in the North and the Black Sea in the South, a distance of more than 1,600kms. While World War I on the Western Front developed into trench warfare, the battle lines on the Eastern Front were much more fluid- trenches never truly developed. The greater length of the front ensured that the density of soldiers in the line was lower so the line was easier to break. Once broken, the sparse communication networks made it difficult for the defender to rush reinforcements to the rupture in the line to mount a counteroffensive and seal off a breakthrough. Also, the terrain in the Eastern European theatre was quite solid, often making it near impossible to construct anything resembling the complicated trench systems on the Western Front, which had muddier and much more workable terrain. In short, on the Eastern front the side defending did not have the overwhelming advantages it had on the Western front. Because of this, front lines in the East kept on shifting throughout the conflict, and not just near the beginning and end of the fighting, as was the case in the West. In fact the greatest advance of the whole war was made in the East by the German Army in the summer of 1915. With the aid of numerous black and white and colour photographs, many previously unpublished, the History of World War I series recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. The text is complemented by full-colour maps that guide the reader through specific actions and campaigns.

About David Jordan

David Jordan is Senior Lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, where he teaches Intermediate and Advanced Staff courses. He joined the Defence Studies Department of Kings College London in June 2000 from the University of Birmingham. He is Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the MA in Defence Studies. He is the author of several books, including The Timeline of World War II, Wolfpack and the History of the French Foreign Legion. Michael S. Neiberg is Professor of History and co-director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including his first book, Making Citizen-Soldiers: ROTC and the Ideology of American Military Service , published by Harvard University Press in 2000. He taught on the faculty of the United States Air Force Academy for eight years and focuses his work on the international dimensions of the First World War and warfare more generally. Among his most recent books are Fighting the Great War: A Global History (Harvard University Press) and a forthcoming study of the Second Battle of the Marne, to be published by Indiana University Press for its Twentieth Century Battles series.

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Author : David Jordan
Publisher : Amber Books Ltd
Data Published : 15 November 2011
ISBN : 1906626111
EAN : 9781906626112
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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