Armies in the Balkans 1914-18
Publication Date: July 2001
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Recent history should remind us that it was events in the Balkans which sparked off World War I (1914-1918), with the assassination of the Austrian heir Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the consequent invasion of Serbia by Austro-Hungarian armies on 2 August 1914. Nevertheless, the subsequent four-year war in that theatre is always overshadowed by the simultaneous campaigns on the Western Front. For the first time this book offers a concise account of these complex campaigns, the organisation, orders of battle, and the uniforms and insignia of the armies involved: Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian, British, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek and Rumanian.
About the Author
Dr Nigel Thomas is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO.Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. An architect by profession, he started his career as a full-time illustrator several years ago, with a specialist interest in military subjects. He has already illustrated Men-at-Arms 282 Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941– 45 and Elite 60 U-Boat Crews 1914– 45. Darko has also written titles for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian cavalry of the 19th century.