The Forgotten Front
The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915
Contributions by Lothar Höbelt, Reinhard Nachtigal, Hew Strachan, Stig Förster, Gerhard P. Gross, Boris Khavkin, Günther Kronenbitter, Jörg Baberowski, Piotr Szlanta, Hubertus F. Jahn, Peter Hoeres, Eva Horn, Birgit Menzel, Igor Narskij, Hans-Erich Volkmann, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Christine Beil, Kristiane Janeke, Ranier Rother, Gundula Bavendamm and Rüdiger Bergien, Drawings by Bernd Nogli, Translated by Janice W. Ancker
Available for the first time in English, this seminal study features contributions from established and rising scholars from eight countries who argue German, central, and eastern European perspectives. Together, they illuminate diverse aspects of the Great War's Eastern Theater, including military strategy and combat, issues of national identity formation, perceptions of the enemy, and links to World War II. They also explore the experiences of POWs and the representation of the Eastern Front in museums, memorials, and the modern media.
The scholarship on the First World War is dominated by the trauma of the modern, technologized war in the west, causing the significant political events and battles on the Eastern Front to shift to the background. The Forgotten Front illuminates overlooked but vital aspects of the conflict, and will be an essential resource for students and scholars seeking to better understand the war and its legacy.
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"This pathbreaking collection of essays examining World War I's forgotten Eastern Front demonstrates the conflict's contentious legacy and its impact on World War II."—Scott A. Merriman, Troy University
"An essential read for the serious student of the Great War and both twentieth century 'Eastern Fronts.'"—Albert Nolfi, NYMAS Review
"There is much to commend this volume. It takes on important controversies and considers the larger significance of the operations, experience, and memory."—H-Net Reviews