The Habsburgs’ Wings 1914

Andrzej Olejko

The extensiveness of war operations in Europe in 1914 caused that several theatres of war activities were created at that time. For obvious reasons, the western theatre of war remains the best known, thoroughly analyzed and described. In its shadow remains Eastern European and the Balkan theatre of war and its Adriatic sector.
Publication date:
May 2018
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Library of Armed Conflicts
Illustration :
137 photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9788365437792

Dimensions : 240 X 170 cm
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£19.99

Overview
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The extensiveness of war operations in Europe in 1914 caused that several theatres of war activities were created at that time. For obvious reasons, the western theatre of war remains the best known, thoroughly analyzed and described. The view on the unique contribution of the newly invented aviation to the events in this theatre still dominates. In its shadow remains Eastern European and - almost completely uncovered and forgotten in historiography - the Balkan theatre of war and its Adriatic sector. Even significant combat operations and episodes in this region for Western Europe still remain completely unfamiliar. The attention has been focused on the air war over the Western Front for years.

Although interesting, full of dangerous actions and at the same time important achievements, the role of aviation on the Eastern Front is not exhibited in the studies and research of authors dealing with the issue of war operations in the East European theatre of the Great War; it can even be argued that it is not usually noticed at all in both older and recent references on the subject. It would not be errneous to say that the subject taken up by Professor, Senior Doctor Lecturer Andrzej OLEJKO is almost completely undiscovered, and at the same time developmental, and is certainly thoroughly innovative and needed. Having undertaken such an extensive research in this area was justified by a very small amount of references and tanalytical studies devoted to this issue.

REVIEWS

This publication brings the untold story of early Austro-Hungarian Air operations to light, something which many of us probably have never even heard of. The text is well written and there are plenty of photographs in the book many of which have probably never been seen before. Highly recommended to the WWI fan, and fans of the early days of aviation alike. We await with interest to see what Vol 2 brings.
Britmodeller.com