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Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915

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The Carpathian campaign of 1915, described by some as the "Stalingrad of the First World War," engaged the million-man armies of Austria-Hungary and Russia in fierce winter combat that drove them to the brink of annihilation. Habsburg forces fought to rescue 130,000 Austro-Hungarian soldiers trapped by Russian troops in Fortress Przemysl, but the campaign was waged under s ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by University Press of Kansas (first published May 1st 2010)
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Buck
May 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Carpathian campaigns are obscure in the western world, but they shouldn't be. They were massive battles of crucial importance worth studying.

However, this effort is fairly poor. Don't misunderstand, this book is FULL of information. The problem is that it reads like a stream of consciousness, or like someone just published a batch of research notes.

Chronological ordering is a mess, moving back and forth more than a credit card imprint machine, sometimes within the same paragraph.
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Jimmy
Nov 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book tends to concentrate on the Austro-Hungarian activities and the decisions made by the Habsburg Supreme Command. Coverage of the Russian side was mostly limited to mentioning when and where attacks and counter-attacks were made. There were few mentions of individual commanders from the army level on down, and some of the nomenclature for the Austro-Hungarian units were confusing; for example; it appeared that corps were referred to by both number and by the corps' commander (such as Gro ...more
Bill
May 26, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book on an obscure front in World War 1. While it contains a lot of information it is very disjointed and could use the services of a good editor.
Stephen Boiko
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A massive undertaking for such a slim book. If you are into WWI, Austria-Hungry, Germany, and Russia. This is for you. Full of details galore.
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Graydon Tunstall is Senior Research Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of South Florida. A graduate of Dickinson College, Tunstall earned his masters and doctorate degrees at Rutgers University.