The Russian Army in the First World War

Nik Cornish

For 100 years little attention has been
paid to the Russian army that fought
the Germans and the Austro-Hungarians
in the First World War on the Eastern
Front. Yet the Tsar's army played a critical
part in the global conflict and was
engaged in a sequence of shattering
campaigns that were waged on a massive
scale on several fronts across Eastern Eu
Date Published :
June 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
200 b/w Photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848847521
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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Overview
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For 100 years little attention has been paid to the Russian army that fought the Germans and the Austro-Hungarians in the First World War on the Eastern Front. Yet the Tsar’s army played a critical part in the global conflict and was engaged in a sequence of shattering campaigns that were waged on a massive scale on several fronts across Eastern Europe.

Nik Cornish, in this heavily illustrated account, seeks to set the record straight. In a selection of almost 200 archive photographs he gives a graphic impression of the Russian army of the time, of the soldiers and commanders, and of the conditions in which they fought. He describes the key stages in the struggle - the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes, the Przemysl siege, the Gorlice-Tarnow and Brusilov offensives and the Romanian and Turkish campaigns.

His book is a fascinating photographic record of the army under the Tsar Nicholas II, then under the Provisional Government and the Bolshevik rule that succeeded him. The impact of the Russian revolution is also revealed in the photographs which take the story through from the initial outbreaks of discontent and the abdication of the Tsar to Lenin’s take-over and the end of Russia’s war - and of the imperial army – in 1917.

About The Author
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Nik Cornish is a former head teacher whose passionate interest in the world wars on the Eastern Front and in Russias military history in particular has led to a series of important books on the subject including Images of Kursk, Stalingrad: Victory on the Volga, Berlin: Victory in Europe, Partisan Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1944, The Russian Revolution: World War to Civil War 1917-1921, Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1941-1942 Barbarossa to Moscow, Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1942-1943 Stalingrad to Kharkov and Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1943-1944 Kursk to Bagration.

REVIEWS
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The Russian Army in the First World War aims to present the military history of the First World War from a Russian perspective in a way that is captivating and straightforward, alive with several illustrations. It seeks to uncover the mystery surrounds WWI operations, including a thorough study of events surrounding the Battle of Tannenberg, the Russian Revolutions of 1917, and the Russian Civil War. The images provided in this text are drawn from Russian archives and the states of the former USSR

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