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Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania (Twentieth-Century Battles)

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In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without warning, the Germans responded by unleashing a campaign of bold, rapid infantry movements, with cavalry providing cover or pursuing the crushed foe. Hitting where least expected and advancing before the Romanians could react--even bombing their capital from a Zeppelin soon after war was declared--the Germans and Austrians poured over the formidable Transylvanian Alps onto the plains of Walachia, rolling up the Romanian army from west to east, and driving the shattered remnants into Russia. Prelude to Blitzkrieg tells the story of this largely ignored campaign to determine why it did not devolve into the mud and misery of trench warfare, so ubiquitous elsewhere.

About the Author

Michael B. Barrett was Professor of History at The Citadel for over thirty-five years, and is Brigadier General (ret.), U.S. Army Reserve. He is author of Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands (IUP, 2008).

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Preface

List of Selected Abbreviations

1. Romania Enters the War

2. The Central Powers Respond

3. The First Dobrogea Campaign

4. Clearing Transylvania

5. The Second Dobrogea Campaign

6. Stalemate in the Mountains

7. Moldavia: The Forgotten Front

8. The Drive across Walachia

9. The Fall of Bucharest and the End of the 1916 Campaign

10. Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253008657
Subtitle:
The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania
Author:
Barrett, Michael B.
Author:
IUP
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
World History-Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
History
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Twentieth-Century Battles
Publication Date:
20131023
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 bandw illus., 15 maps
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.24 x 6.43 x 1.28 in

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