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The Splintered Empires

The Eastern Front 1917-21



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At the beginning of 1917, the three empires fighting on the Eastern Front were reaching their breaking points, but none was closer than Russia. After the February Revolution, Russia's ability to wage war faltered and her last desperate gamble, the Kerensky Offensive, saw the final collapse of her army. This helped trigger the Bolshevik Revolution and a crippling peace, but the Central Powers had no opportunity to exploit their gains and, a year later, both the German and Austro-Hungarian empires surrendered and disintegrated. Concluding his acclaimed series on the Eastern Front in World War I, Prit Buttar comprehensively details not only these climactic events, but also the 'successor wars' that raged long after the armistice of 1918. New states rose from the ashes of empire, and war raged as German forces sought to keep them under the aegis of the Fatherland. These unresolved tensions between the former Great Powers and the new states would ultimately lead to the rise of Hitler and a new, terrible world war only two decades later.

Product code: 9781472829849

ISBN 9781472829849
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW153
No. Of Pages 480
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published in readiness for the centenaries of the battles detailed in this book, Prit Buttar expertly describes the collapse of the three great empires that fought on the Eastern Front, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary, in the face of defeat on the battlefield and revolution at home. This concludes his best-selling series on the Eastern Front in World War I.