Title: Prelude to Blitzkrieg. The 1916 ...
Publisher: (2013) Indiana University Press,, Bloomington:
Publication Date: 2013
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First Edition..
octavo, (xxii), (400)pp. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 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容ven bombing their capital from a Zeppelin soon after war was declared葉he 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. Very fine copy. Jacket not clipped. red boards in pictorial dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24760
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