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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 9:05 p.m. PST

… in Romania.

"In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of World War II. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without warning, the Germans responded by unleashing a campaign of bold, rapid infantry movements, with cavalry providing cover or pursuing the crushed foe. Hitting where least expected and advancing before the Romanians could react―even bombing their capital from a Zeppelin soon after war was declared―the Germans and Austrians poured over the formidable Transylvanian Alps onto the plains of Walachia, rolling up the Romanian army from west to east, and driving the shattered remnants into Russia. Prelude to Blitzkrieg tells the story of this largely ignored campaign to determine why it did not devolve into the mud and misery of trench warfare, so ubiquitous elsewhere…"

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Have any fellow member read this book?
If the answer is yes… comments please?

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Amicalement
Armand

mghFond02 Aug 2020 9:08 a.m. PST

Yes, I own a copy of this one. It's good, fairly dry but I enjoyed it. I'm sure some people might be surprised at how hard the Rumanians really fought in that war – they were no pushovers.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 3:58 p.m. PST

Thanks!.


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