Turning Points: The Eastern Front in 1915

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Richard L. DiNardoauthor

Richard L. DiNardo, PhD, is professor for national security affairs at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico, VA.

Turning Points: The Eastern Front in 1915

20200229

Praeger

Pages 296
Topics Carpathian Winter War;Changes in Command;Conquest of Poland;Controversy in German High Command;Eastern Front;Gorlice-Tarnów Campaign;Nonlinearity in Warfare;Occupation Policy;Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes;Military History: Conflict and Wars;World History: Conflict

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Turning Points: The Eastern Front in 1915

Author(s): DiNardo, Richard;
Contributors: DiNardo, Richard;
Abstract:

This book provides a comprehensive and illuminating study of some of the most crucial campaigns on the Eastern Front during what was perhaps the most momentous year of World War I in that battleground.

Turning Points: The Eastern Front in 1915 offers a well-researched and fascinating study of war in a distinct theater of operations and shows how it was impacted by diplomacy, coalition warfare, command, technology, and the environment in which it is conducted. In contrast to those on the Western Front, lines in the east in 1915 moved hundreds of miles. Although the work focuses more on the Central Powers, significant attention is also given to the Russians.

The book follows the course of events on the Eastern Front during the critical year of 1915, proceeding chronologically from January 1915 to the end of active operations in October, with a brief mention of some action in December. In addition to the better-known campaigns in the Carpathians and Gorlice-Tarnów, the work covers lesser-known operations including the Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes, the Austro-Hungarian "Black-Yellow" offensive into eastern Galicia, and the German move into Lithuania. Naval action on the Baltic Sea is also covered.


  • Offers a detailed account of a significant and often overlooked theater of World War I
  • Relies on original documentary research conducted by the author in archives in Freiburg and Munich, Germany, and in Vienna, Austria
  • Analyzes the key campaigns and battles on the Eastern Front in 1915
  • Builds on the author's 2010 Praeger book Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnów Campaign, 1915

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Keyword(s): Carpathian Winter War; Changes in Command; Conquest of Poland; Controversy in German High Command; Eastern Front; Gorlice-Tarnów Campaign; Nonlinearity in Warfare; Occupation Policy; Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes; Military History: Conflict and Wars; World History: Conflict
Author Info:
Richard L. DiNardoauthor

Richard L. DiNardo, PhD, is professor for national security affairs at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico, VA.

eISBN-13: 9781440844546
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440844539
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 296
Publication Date: 20200229