The part played in World War I (1914-1918) by the army of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy is little known to English-speakers, perhaps because the end of the war saw the complete destruction of the Empire. Yet it was of central importance, providing nearly all Central Powers forces on the Italian front, huge numbers on the Russian front, seven Army Corps in the Balkans – and even a little-known contingent in Turkey and Palestine. The first half of the story of this complex multi-national organization at war is described here in a concise but detailed text, supported by data tables and an insignia chart, and illustrated with rare photographs and colourful uniform plates.
About the Author
Dr Peter Jung was born in 1955 and attended the University of Vienna where he obtained a Doctorate in History. He started working for the Austrian State Archives/War Archives in 1981 and was the head of three departments there. He has written a number of books and articles including Die Feldverwendung der Österreichisch - Ungarischen Gendarmerie 1914/18 and L'ultimo Guerra degli Asburgo, Carso-Basso Isonzo-Trieste. Sadly Peter passed away in April 2003.
Table of Contents
The complex military organisation of the multi-national Imperial-Royal armies · Higher Command · Infantry · Cavalry · Artillery · Technical Services · Polish, Ukrainian, Albanian Legions · Tyrolean & Carinthian Volunteer units · Uniforms ·1914 'pike-grey' · 1915 'field grey' · Representative campaigns - Russian front (Brusilov offensive), Italian front (1st-6th battles of the Isonzo), Balkans, Gallipoli
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
this is a welcome acount of the austro hungarian army of world war 1 the austro hungarian army has been a neglected area of the first world war yet it was a major player in WW1 putting huge numbers of troops on the russian and serbian fronts and almost all troops on the itaian front the habsburg army displayed remarkable resilance mainly in recovering from the disasters on the russian and serbian fronts in 1914-1915 even tough outnumbered on the itaian front by 2-1 the austro hungarian army was able to repalse just about every atempt by the italians to make gains and in 1917 was able to make great progress in pushing the italian forces back deep into there own country Rich