Austro-Hungarian Forces 1914-18 (1)

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The part played in World War I (1914-1918) by the army of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy is little known to English-speakers, perhaps because the end of the war saw the complete destruction of the Empire. Yet it was of central importance, providing nearly all Central Powers forces on the Italian front, huge numbers on the Russian front, seven Army Corps in the Balkans – and even a little-known contingent in Turkey and Palestine. The first half of the story of this complex multi-national organization at war is...

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Overview

The part played in World War I (1914-1918) by the army of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy is little known to English-speakers, perhaps because the end of the war saw the complete destruction of the Empire. Yet it was of central importance, providing nearly all Central Powers forces on the Italian front, huge numbers on the Russian front, seven Army Corps in the Balkans – and even a little-known contingent in Turkey and Palestine. The first half of the story of this complex multi-national organization at war is described here in a concise but detailed text, supported by data tables and an insignia chart, and illustrated with rare photographs and colourful uniform plates.

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"...beautifully illustrated and the eight color plates show off a variety of WWI uniforms/equipment that are appropriate for armies that fought in the RCW...fills a very necessary spot in my wargaming library... As always, Osprey books form the first line of any 'attack' on a new period of study!" -HMG Reviewing Stand
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841765945
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Series: Men-at-Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 625,242
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Peter Jung was born in 1955 and attended the University of Vienna where he obtained a Doctorate in History. He started working for the Austrian State Archives/War Archives in 1981 and was the head of three departments there. He has written a number of books and articles including Die Feldverwendung der Österreichisch - Ungarischen Gendarmerie 1914/18 and L'ultimo Guerra degli Asburgo, Carso-Basso Isonzo-Trieste. Sadly Peter passed away in April 2003.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2004

    great book on austro hungarian army

    this is a welcome acount of the austro hungarian army of world war 1 the austro hungarian army has been a neglected area of the first world war yet it was a major player in WW1 putting huge numbers of troops on the russian and serbian fronts and almost all troops on the itaian front the habsburg army displayed remarkable resilance mainly in recovering from the disasters on the russian and serbian fronts in 1914-1915 even tough outnumbered on the itaian front by 2-1 the austro hungarian army was able to repalse just about every atempt by the italians to make gains and in 1917 was able to make great progress in pushing the italian forces back deep into there own country Rich

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