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- DescriptionIn the summer of 1915, the Central Powers launched an offensive on the Eastern Front that they hoped would decide the war. It did t, of course. In June 1916, an Allied army under the command of Aleksei A. Brusilov decimated the Central Powers' gains of 1915. Brusilov's success brought Romania into the war, extinguished the offensive ability of the Habsburg armies, and forced Austria-Hungary into military dependence on and political subservience to Germany. The results were astonishing in military terms, but the political consequences were perhaps even more significant. More than any other action, the Brusilov Offensive brought the Habsburg Empire to the brink of a separate peace, while creating conditions for revolution within the Russian Imperial Army. Timothy C. Dowling tells the story of this important but little-kwn battle in the military and political history of the Eastern Front.
- Author BiographyTimothy C. Dowling taught at the Vienna International School in Austria before taking an appointment at the Virginia Military Institute in 2001. A specialist in modern German and Russian history, he is the editor of two volumes of personal perspectives on the world wars. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.
- Author(s)Timothy C. Dowling
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication18/06/2008
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleTwentieth-Century Battles
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note4 b&w photos, 5 maps
- Weight518 g
- Width3963 mm
- Height5969 mm
- Spine25 mm
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