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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Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole by Richard C. Hall
Return to Book Page. Preview — Balkan Breakthrough by Richard C. With the transfer of German units to the western front in the spring ofthe position of the Central Powers on the Macedonian front worsened. Materiel became scarce and morale among the Bulgarian forces deteriorated.
The Entente Command perceived in Macedonia an excellent opportunity to apply additional pressure to the Germans, who were already retreating on the weste With the transfer of German units to the western front blkan the spring ofthe position of the Central Powers on the Macedonian front worsened. The Entente Command perceived in Macedonia an excellent opportunity to apply additional pressure to the Germans, who were already retreating on the western front.
In September, Entente forces undertook an offensive directed primarily at Bulgarian defenses at Dobro Pole.
Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole 1918
Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. 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 batle the war was lost. While decisive in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Balkan Breakthroughhhe sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 14, Breakthrouhg Osborne rated it really liked it. I found the book very readable, striking a pretty good balance between giving enough detail and bogging down in trivia. The poke is misleading as the book covers the entire involvement of the Bulgarians and their allies and enemies in Macedonia from the Balkan Wars of through the catastrophic for the A good book about a rarely discussed front of WWI, presented primarily from the perspective of Bulgaria, the primary Central Power on the Macedonian Front Salonikan Front to the Entente.
The title is misleading dpbro the book covers the entire involvement of the Bulgarians and their allies and enemies in Macedonia from the Balkan Wars of through the catastrophic for the Central Powers battle of Dobro Pole and the collapse of the Bulgarian Army.
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Recommended for those wanting to dive deeper into the Great War in places other than Northern France. Aug 03, Jonathan rated it liked it Shelves: The story of a little-known battle of a little known front of World War I.
The Macedonian front doesn’t get a lot of ink in English speaking countries or elsewhere, I’d wager but this is a readable and thorough account of that front’s final battle, written from the po A worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in WWI, if only for the subject’s obscurity. The book is actually well-written and provides the whole cont The story of a little-known battle of a little known front of World War I.
The book is actually well-written and provides the whole context to the Dobgo World War in the Balkans. The book gets 3 stars from me for 2 reasons.
It certainly could have used a good editor. In fact, some of the sentences are so mangled that one has to wonder if the author’s first language is English.
Additionally, the maps suffer in quality and quantity. Dozens of places are mentioned in the text that don’t appear on any map. The maps themselves have little detail and aren’t terribly helpful to the reader who is trying brewkthrough follow the campaigns.
The author should have been aware that most readers aren’t familiar with southern Balkan geography. Aug 20, John rated it liked it. The book is much broader than the title suggests, as it covers The Macedonian Front in WWI, and provides a history of the Bulgarian efforts to “recover Macedonia” from the period of the Balkan wars through WWI, and the efforts of both the Central Powers and the Entente in the Balkans.
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