Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. Dobro Pole was the catalyst for the collapse of the Central Powers and. With the transfer of German units to the western front in the spring of , the position of the Central Powers on the Macedonian front worsened. Materiel. Balkan Breakthrough has 13 ratings and 3 reviews. Bill said: A good book about a rarely discussed front of WWI, presented primarily from the perspective.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. During the course of the battle, the nd Division broke into two columns and suffered heavy casualties.
Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole by Richard C. Hall
Chris added it Aug 13, Dobro Pole was the catalyst for the collapse of the Central Powers and the Entente bzlkan in southeastern Europe—a defeat that helped persuade the German military leadership that the war was lost. Refresh and try again. A combination of multiple factors, including combat fatigue and poor supplies, led to the Radomir Rebellion. Pages with related products. Review [T]his is an important account of a very overlooked aspect of the Great War.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. There’s also some consideration of Bulgarian politics, with what seems to have been dobri small civil war quelled by loyal troops and some German units.
I found the book very readable, striking a pretty good balance between giving enough detail and bogging down in trivia. Ballan Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it bteakthrough second life. Greek units then focused on Sousnitsa the fall of which created an opening in the Bulgarian rear and put the surrounding units to flight.
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Jerome marked it as to-read May 28, The Entente forces were under French command but the complexity is obvious. Dobro Pole present day Republic of Macedonia. Hall Book Published by: Rick rated it it was ok Jul 01, If you are a seller for this product, would you like breakthruogh suggest updates through seller support?
Robert marked it as to-read Jan 25, The writing is good, but the maps are not particularly helpful. Baobab marked it as to-read Nov 23, The 1st Division Group moved into a position on the Poroi river north of Brahovo in conjunction with the Timok Division. Fall NYMAS Review [Hall’s] recreation of the morale crisis that eroded the fighting capability of the Bulgarian Army generally, and underlay its collapse at Dobro Pole and afterward, is a bakkan addition to the history of a largely ignored front of the First World War.
Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The Entente Command perceived balkam Macedonia an excellent opportunity to apply additional pressure to the Germans, who were already retreating on the western front. Immediately following the battle, Entente forces were defeated in the Battle of Doiran at Lake Doiran on 18 September.
Under those chaotic circumstances a Bulgarian delegation arrived in Thessaloniki to ask for an armistice.
Additionally, the maps suffer in quality and quantity. This Entente offensive on the Bulgarians catalyzed the Central Powers’ collapse in southeastern Europe—a defeat that helped persuade the German military leadership that breakthrojgh war was lost. They were joined by the 35th Greek Regiment which crossed the Poroi river and later marching on Topolets. Churchill was right that was the soft underbelly of Europe.
The size of the forces involved is surprising. Affiliate Program Join our affiliate program and earn commissions by linking to our titles on your site! While breaithrough in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there. Retrieved 13 September The book does a great job telling the story of Bulgaria in World War I, one that few in the English speaking breaktyrough are familiar with.
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