Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. Dobro Pole was the catalyst for the collapse of the Central Powers and. With the transfer of German units to the western front in the spring of , the position of the Central Powers on the Macedonian front worsened. Materiel. Balkan Breakthrough has 13 ratings and 3 reviews. Bill said: A good book about a rarely discussed front of WWI, presented primarily from the perspective.
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Dozens of places are mentioned in the text that don’t appear on any map. Materiel became scarce and morale among the Bulgarian forces deteriorated. On 27 September, the leaders of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union took control of these troops and proclaimed the establishment of the Bulgarian Republic.
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Buy This Book in Print. On 27 August, the 2nd and 3rd Bulgarian divisions stationed at Dobro Pole were ordered to make emergency preparations, as new evidence indicated a frontal assault on Dobro Pole along with a secondary attack on Human.
Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The size of the forces involved is surprising.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. By 7 19918, Dobro Pole was reinforced by one machine gun company, six battalions and ten heavy howitzersGeneral Friedrich von Scholtz then stated that the defensive measures made the defense of the bwttle feasible. French Strategy and Operations in the Great War.
Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole by Richard C. Hall
Bridget marked it as to-read Jan 13, Aug 03, Jonathan rated it liked it Shelves: The Allies were on Greek territory, with the Greeks not happy about it they later joined the Allied side with Bulgarian troops on the other side of the border, in Macedonia.
Good writing, interesting photos and inadequate maps.
While decisive in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there. Indiana University Press Series: Zhekov requested that Germany immediately reinforce the Balkan Front, hinting that Austria-Hungary would also be required to strengthen its positions in Albania.
Churchill was right that was the soft underbelly of Europe. By the end of the day, Bulgaria lost approximately 40—50 percent of the 12, soldiers involved in the battle, including 3, prisoners of war2, dead and 50 out of the initial artillery pieces.
Robert marked it as to-read Jan 25, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Dobro Pole was the catalyst for the collapse of the Central Powers and the Entente victory in southeastern Europe–a defeat that helped persuade the German military leadership that the war was lost. Dobro Pole was the catalyst for the collapse of the Central Powers and the Entente victory in southeastern Europe — a defeat that helped persuade the German military leadership that the war was lost.
The barrage did not cause a significant number of casualties but severely affected the Bulgarian esprit de corps. In September, Entente forces undertook an offensive directed primarily at Bulgarian defenses at Dobro Pole. Receive email notifications on new books and special sales. Chris added it Aug 13, One person found this helpful. Please try again later.
Other books in the series. Omiridis Skylitzes, Aristeidis Note on Transliteration p. Entente casualties amounted balka 1, Frenchmen and Serbians killed in action.
Arthur marked it as to-read May 20, About 4,—5, rebellious troops threatened Sofia the following day. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Account Options Sign in. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
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The author should have been aware that most readers aren’t familiar with southern Balkan geography. While decisive in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there.
It is written more at the strategic level, explaining how Bulgaria’s frusturations during the Balkan Wars before World War I shaped Bulgaria’s war aims of regaining Macedonia and a portion of Romania. Selected pages Page 9. For those unfamiliar with the critical role of the Balkans in World War I historiography, this will be an extremely useful introduction. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Materiel became scarce and morale among the Bulgarian forces deteriorated.
A well told story. On 3 November, Austria-Hungary was forced to sign an armistice on the Italian Front ending the war there. The Preslap garrison proceeded to abandon their positions and retreat eastwards.
Materiel became scarce and morale among the Bulgarian forces deteriorated. The Bulgarian downfall turned the strategic and operational balance of the war against the Central Powers. The 1st Division Group moved into a position on dobrp Poroi river north of Brahovo in conjunction with the Timok Breakthroufh.