Prelude to Blitzkrieg by Michael B. Barrett audiobook

Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

By Michael B. Barrett
Read by David de Vries

Tantor Audio 9780253008657
12.24 Hours 1
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An authoritative study of World War I's often-overlooked Romanian front. 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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An authoritative study of World War I's often-overlooked Romanian front.

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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Author Bio: Michael B. Barrett

Author Bio: Michael B. Barrett

Michael B. Barrett was professor of history at The Citadel for over thirty-five years, and is Brigadier General (ret.), US Army Reserve. He is the author of Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands and Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English