Armies in the Balkans 1914–18 cover
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Recent history should remind us that it was events in the Balkans which sparked off the Great War, with the assassination of the Austrian heir Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the consequent invasion of Serbia by Austro-Hungarian armies on 2 August 1914. Nevertheless, the subsequent four-year war in that theatre is always overshadowed by the simultaneous campaigns on the Western Front. For the first time this book offers a concise account of these complex campaigns, the organisation, orders of battle, and the uniforms and insignia of the armies involved: Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian, British, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek and Rumanian.

Table of Contents

Introduction - the significance of the Balkan front · The Balkan campaigns - the Austro-Hungarian attack on Serbia; Franco-British landings in Salonika and subsequent operations; Rumanian declaration of war; Allied attack in Macedonia, and advance on Belgrade · Armies in the Balkans; orders of battle, organisation, deployment - Austro-Hungarian; German; Serbian; Montenegrin & Albanian; British; French; Italian; Russian; Bulgarian; Greek; Rumanian · The plates - uniforms, insignia & personal equipment

Product details

Published 25 Jul 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841761947
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 51 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 356
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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