Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign, 1915: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign, 1915

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 M05 20 - 215 pages

The Eastern Front in World War I has been neglected for too long. Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign, 1915 is the first English-language study of the first of the great breakthrough battles of the war—one of the Great War's critical campaigns.

The book covers the initial attack of the German Eleventh Army and the Austro-Hungarian Third and Fourth Armies in Galicia as they outflanked the Russian position in the Carpathian Mountains that threatened Hungary. Subsequent chapters cover the retaking of Galicia, including the recapture of Przemysl and Lemberg. The examination concludes with the German and Austro-Hungarian forces under the command of August von Mackensen turning north from Lemberg and the subsequent overrunning of Russian Poland by the Central Powers.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Strategic Setting
4
2 Strategic Decisions and Coalition Warfare
16
3 Forces Plans and Preparations
32
May 25 1915
53
A photo essay
69
May 6June 6 1915
69
June 624 1915
84
June 25July 13 1915
102
July 13August 31 1915
116
9 Assessments
134
Notes
145
Bibliography
199
Index
207
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About the author (2010)

Richard L. DiNardo is professor of national security affairs at the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, VA.

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