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by Darko Pavlovic,Peter Jung

eBook The Austro-Hungarian Forces in World War I (2): 1916–18 (Men-at-Arms) (v. 2) epub
  • ISBN: 1841765953
  • Author: Darko Pavlovic,Peter Jung
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Europe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; Volume_2 ed. edition (November 21, 2003)
  • Pages: 48 pages
  • ePUB size: 1727 kb
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Peter Jung, Darko Pavlovic. The part played in the Great War by the armies of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy is little known to English-speakers, perhaps because 1918 saw the complete destruction of the Empire.

Peter Jung, Darko Pavlovic. Yet it was of great importance, providing nearly all Central Powers forces on the Italian front, huge numbers on the Russian front, the Balkans and even a contingent in Turkey and Palestine

The part played in World War I (1914-1918) by the army of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy is little .

The part played in World War I (1914-1918) by the army of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy is little known to English-speakers. The Osprey Men-at-Arms series recent volumes on various armies of the First World War, while brief, have helped to shed some light on the more neglected military forces that participated in that conflict. Dr. Peter Jung, who works at the Austrian War Archives, brings his professional knowledge to bear in the first of two volumes on the Austro-Hungarian army in the First World War. The first volume covers the period 1914-1916.

Men-at-Arms 397. Author: Peter Jung. Illustrator: Darko Pavlovic. Short code: MAA 397. Publication Date: 21 Nov 2003. Dr PETER JUNG (1955-2003) obtained his Doctorate in History at the University of Vienna, and in 1981 began working for the Austrian State Archives/War Archives, where he subsequently became the head of three departments. He was a member of the Commission Autrichienne d'Histoire Militaire; and wrote a number of books and articles, including Die Feldverwendung der Öschen Gendarmerie 1914/18 and L'ultimo Guerra degli Asburgo, Carso - Basso Isonzo - Trieste.

The Austro-Hungarian forces were of central importance in World War I; it was Austria's crisis in the .

The Austro-Hungarian forces were of central importance in World War I; it was Austria's crisis in the Balkans that began the war. Austria put huge armies into the field against the Russians, and against Italy on the Alpine front, leading to some of the greatest battles of the war (Caporetto, the Isonzo, etc) - Italian reverses on this front led to British troops being diverted from France.

Men-at-Arms The Austro-Hungarian Forces in 1 World War I (2) Dr PETER JUNG (1955-2003) obtained his Doctorate In History at the University of Vienna, and in 1981 began working for the Austrian State Archives/War Archives, where hhe subsequently became the head of three.

Men-at-Arms The Austro-Hungarian Forces in 1 World War I (2) Dr PETER JUNG (1955-2003) obtained his Doctorate In History at the University of Vienna, and in 1981 began working for the Austrian State Archives/War Archives, where hhe subsequently became the head of three departments. He was a member of the Commission Autrichienne Histoire Militaire; and wrote number of books and articles, Ungarischen Gendarmerie 1914/18 and ultimo Guerra degll Asburgo, Carso - Basso Isonzo - Trieste

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The Austro-Hungarian forces were of central importance in World War I; it was Austria's crisis in the Balkans . Darko has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Men-at-Arms 282: 'Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45'. He has also written and illustrated titles for the Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian army of the 19th century. Country of Publication.

Fishpond United States, The Austro-Hungarian Forces in World War I: v. 2: 1916-18 (Men-at-Arms) by Peter Jung . Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. A trained architect, he now works as a full-time illustrator and writer, specialising in militaria.

Books online: The Austro-Hungarian Forces in World War I: v. 2: 1916-18 (Men-at-Arms), 2003, Fishpond.

The part played in the Great War by the armies of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy is little known to English-speakers, perhaps because 1918 saw the complete destruction of the Empire. Yet it was of great importance, providing nearly all Central Powers forces on the Italian front, huge numbers on the Russian front, the Balkans and even a contingent in Turkey and Palestine. This second volume describes this complex organisation from the accession of Emperor Karl I in November 1916, through the victory of Caporetto and failure of the Piave offensive, to the final Armistice. The text is supported by tables and insignia charts, and illustrated with rare photographs and colourful plates.
Comments: (7)
Rexfire
This is the first volume of a two-part series of books on the Austro-Hungarian armies in the Great War of 1914-1918. Both books in this series were written by Peter Jung. This particular volume deals with the Austro-Hungarian army as it looked in the early period of the war--1914 through 1916. The war with regard to Austria-Hungary was divided at the year, 1916, because this was the year that Emperor Franz Joseph died and was succeeded by his nephew Karl. Additionally, and more importantly for the Army, 1916 was the year of the successful Russian offensive led by Gen. Alexei Brusilov.
Zut
The Osprey Men-at-Arms series recent volumes on various armies of the First World War, while brief, have helped to shed some light on the more neglected military forces that participated in that conflict. Dr. Peter Jung, who works at the Austrian War Archives, brings his professional knowledge to bear in the first of two volumes on the Austro-Hungarian army in the First World War. The first volume covers the period 1914-1916. Overall, this volume is decent but not great, while the color plates make this volume an essential purchase for any student of the First World War.
After a short introduction, Dr. Jung has a brief section on the organization of the Austro-Hungarian army, followed by eight pages on major operations in 1914-1916. A 26-page section on uniforms, equipment, the branches and volunteer units comprises the bulk of the volume. Most welcome is the author's inclusion of a map of corps districts in 1914, a detailed order of battle for August 1914, a chart of rank insignia, and lists of the infantry and cavalry regiments in 1914. These charts alone make this volume useful. As usual, the color plates are the main effort in this thin volume and these include: officers in 1914, infantry in 1914, cavalry in 1914, winter uniforms, mountain troops, specialist troops, foreign volunteers and Austrian troops serving in Gallipoli and Palestine. While the Austro-Hungarian Army may not have won many battles, they certainly had some of the most attractive uniforms of any combatant in the First World War.
Dr. Jung does pack a fair amount of information into this 48-page format, but his coverage is sometimes uneven. The discussion of the organization of Austrian divisions is overly succinct; although he notes that the Austrian divisions had only 46 artillery pieces compared to 50-72 for everybody else, it is unclear what size weapons were in their divisional artillery (plus he notes that Austrians had six gun batteries, but 46 is not divisible by 6, so the organization is unclear). Dr. Jung also pretty much ignores the Austrian artillery contribution on the Western Front in 1914, but then gets rather blabby about the minor operations in Albania and Palestine. Nor is there any discussion of tactical or operational doctrines.
There's also an obvious bias in these pages - not unexpected from someone working in the Austrian archives - to sugarcoat some of the worst aspects of this misfortune-plagued army. Dr. Jung's description of the campaigns in Serbia and Galicia make it sound like the Austrians did pretty well and were only occasionally forced to give up some ground. The author admits that the 1916 Brusilov Offensive did some damage but downplays the fact that the Austrian army virtually disintegrated and were saved only by Russian mistakes and quick German reinforcements. There is also very little mention of tactical innovation or assistance from the Germans in this volume. Obviously, a 48-page account has to be concise and skim over much ground (although it seems that no uniform detail - however trivial - must be omitted), and Dr. Jung achieves the main objective of providing a summary of Austrian forces in 1914-1916.
Awene
Dr Peter Jung, late of the Austrian War Archives, completed his second volume for Osprey on the Austro-Hungarian forces in the First World War. Together, these two volumes, while thin, shed much light on the heretofore-neglected Austro-Hungarian troops who played such a large role in the First World War.
Dr. Jung begins with an introduction concerning the new Austrian emperor and then provides a 7-page summary of major operations in 1916-1918. He then covers army reorganization in the last two years of the war, uniforms and equipment, and a 9-page section on specialist troops (storm troopers, mountain troops, searchlight troops, gas warfare, auto troops, armored cars, army aviation, naval troops, chaplains and female troops. A final section includes information on secondary fronts (the Orientkorps in Palestine and the Western front, which includes two very detailed orders of battle (AH units on Turkish fronts and AH troops on the Western Front in October 1918). The color plates consist of: Austrian senior leaders (Emperor Karl I, FM Conrad and Colonel-General Boroevic); specialist troops (dog handlers, dismounted cavalry, mountain troops); military chaplains (Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant); naval troops; storm troops; aviators; ethnic troops (Albanian, Ukrainian); and odds-and-ends troops in late 1918. While the color plates are excellent, as usual, some of the choices (such as an entire plate on chaplains) are questionable and it would have been desirable to have at least one color plate of Austrian troops in action. Finally, the author's 2-page bibliography is very detailed and should prove very useful for any readers wishing to pursue further research on this topic. The only serious omissions in both volumes are the lack of any real discussion of Austrian tactical or operational level doctrine, and the lack of any first-person accounts.
There is a great deal of specialized information about the Austro-Hungarian army in both this volume and its predecessor, making them valuable commodities for anyone interested in a better understanding of the First World War. Given the constraints of the Osprey Men-at-Arms series, Dr. Jung made a commendable effort and these two volumes should be on the bookshelf of all serious students of the Great War.
tref
agood book from a good series. arrived ingreat condition and on time. thank you.
Arador
I bought this as a reference for my militaria collection. Its a good book, but I've always had reservations spending so much money for such skimpy material. But thats just me.
Cyregaehus
A concise coverage of a subject normally ignored in the literature ordinarily available to me. Osprey is always good. I was fortunate that Amazon found a reasonable price from a reliable seller. I'm a happy customer.
Duktilar
AS USUAL THE PEOPLE AT OSPREY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB IN RELATING THE HISTORY OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN FORCES IN WORLD WAR I. JUST WISH A LITTLE MORE WAS DONE ON INSIGNIA, MEDALS, ETC. OTHERWISE A GREAT ADDITION.
An excellent addition to the series.
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