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revans618 wrote:Have got a the 1st book of a trilogy coming at the end of the week. The Beginning Of Futility by Gaetano V. Cavallaro. It's supposed to cover all aspects of the Austro-Italian Front including politics, diplomacy, the air and naval actions along with the main fighting along the Isonzo Front. The other 2 books are called Futlity Ending In Disaster and Disaster Ending In Final Victory.
They come highly recommended.
JD wrote:I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Norman Stone's seminal work "The Eastern Front - 1914-1917".
This book was first published in 1975 and thus far there has been next to nothing to challenge it. Sure, there are books on battles like Tannenberg but precious little else. IMHO, the Eastern Front was much more interesting than the Western Front and produced arguably the most innovative general of the war; Aleksei Brusilov. The system which became known as "Hutier Tactics" which emerged at the Battle of Riga in 1917, were first used in the Brusilov Offensive a year earlier.
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