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The Romanian Battlefront in World War I (Modern War Studies (Hardcover)) Hardcover – February 15, 2012
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Mr. Torrey has remedied this situation, his book being an excellent study to a subject unjustly ignored by many English-speaking historians; to date, I believe it is one of the few comprehensive accounts of Romania's military involvement in WW I in English. Very well written and organized, containing 17 comprehensive chapters on (mainly) military operations (plus Conclusions and an Epilogue) and illustrated with many maps and photos, it is invaluable for anyone interested in operations on the Eastern Front in WW I. Based not only on access to Romanian military archives but also on additional studies provided by German, Austrian, Italian archives etc, Mr. Torrey's book contains an detailed, chronological account of military operations on Romanian Front during 1916-1918 and even immediate postwar actions in 1919 in Hungary. Additionally, the author inspired from relevant Romanian and non-Romanian secondary sources such as published documents, memoirs, specialized studies etc.
After a short preface, the first two chapters describe the Romania's political (leaders, geopolitical factors, alliances, etc) and military (war plans, strengths, etc) situation at the beginning of the war. This short, balanced background information about the country and its political and military leaders is useful, since most readers are unlikely to have detailed knowledge of Romania in that period of time. It also provides a helpful context for Romania's two years of negotiation with the Entente countries.Read more ›
I recommend this book for those who are serious students of World War I, or those who want to know more about the eastern front in World War I or pretty much any library.
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Much as I have studied European History and much as I have tried in the past to study the First World War, this book represents my first foray into the campaigns in Rumania during... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian Wayne Wells
I think this is a solidly researched and well-written account of an important aspect of World War, one rarely addressed in English language histories, except in passing. Read morePublished 12 months ago by lyndonbrecht
The entire book was miscut - all of the pages are rotated by 10-15 degrees. Also, one corner of the book was hit quite badly before it was packed - the pages are bent badly about... Read morePublished 13 months ago by tubeears58
one of the better books on the the subject and fairly detailed. the only criticism is that the maps aren't very good.Published 16 months ago by darlene m bielecki
Glenn Torrey has done a superb job here, in his brilliant work on the Romanian Front in WWI. The 1916 campaign, overlooked as it usually is, is given excellent coverage here. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Michael Buck
Excellent read cover this sectoe of WW1. After reading you get to understand why the rumanians went to war and why they suffered a lot of casualties during the war. Read morePublished 22 months ago by scott bailey
I love books which fill in my knowledge gaps and this book certainly qualifies. Written by an erudite college professor, the author weaves a fascinating story of how Romania,... Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by Albatros D-3
As others have stated, this is a needed book on a sparsely visited subject. I like the book, except for the following:
1. Kaiser Karl? Read more