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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Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole by Richard C. Hall
In September, Entente forces undertook an offensive directed primarily at Bulgarian defenses at Dobro Pole. From the Spring of to the End of the War. For those unfamiliar with the critical role of the Balkans in World War I historiography, this will be an extremely useful introduction.
Well researched but it could have been more readable, and thw a bit repetitive.
The British Army neared Constantinople and, without a force capable to stopping the advance, the Ottoman government asked for an armistice the Armistice of Mudros on 26 October. Customer Reviews Comments There are currently no reviews Write a review on this title. The Entente Command perceived in Macedonia an excellent opportunity to apply additional pressure to the Germans, who were already retreating on the western front.
While decisive in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there. In September, Entente forces undertook an battke directed primarily at Bulgarian defenses at Dobro Pole. Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. Once over the mountains, like Dobra Pole. While decisive in ending World War Blakan in the region, the battle did not resolve poe underlying national issues there.
Marko Betlehem marked it as to-read Feb 02, The battle was fought in the initial stage of the Vardar Offensivein the Balkans Theatre. Open Preview See a Problem? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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Rick rated it it was ok Jul 01, The title is misleading as the book covers the entire involvement of the Bulgarians and their allies and enemies in Macedonia from the Balkan Wars of through the catastrophic for the Central Powers battle of Dobro Pole and the collapse of the Bulgarian Army. See and discover other items: Churchill was right that was the soft underbelly of Europe. Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. Share your thoughts with other customers.
The prevention of such a retreat was to be achieved by a rapid, penetrating attack on GradskoDren Planina and Visoka.
Battle of Dobro Pole
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The book is actually well-written and provides the whole context to the First World War in the Balkans.
The Macedonian Front was brought to an end at noon on 30 September, when the ceasefire came into effect, and the Radomir Rebellion was put down, by Bulgarian forces, as of the 2 October. For those unfamiliar with the critical role of the Balkans in World War I historiography, this will be bslkan extremely useful introduction. On 17 August, Hindenburg pledged to provide Bulgaria with support once the situation on other front permitted it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
This is a fairly short account. Brian marked it as to-read Apr 09, It certainly could have used a good editor. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.
The barrage did not cause a significant number of casualties but severely affected the Bulgarian esprit de corps. There’s also some consideration of Bulgarian politics, with what seems to have been a small civil war quelled by loyal troops and some German units. Author Bio Richard C.
The Entente forces were under French command but the complexity is obvious. This book gives the readers great insight into balkan politics before World War I and the bulgarian participation in the balkan theater of operations. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole 1918
Baobab marked it as to-read Nov 23, From the Outbreak of War to the Spring of There are some quite good photos. The Establishment of the Macedonian Front 4. While decisive in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there.
The first phase consisted of a combined Franco-Serbian attack on the positions of the 2nd and 3rd Bulgarian Divisions, which was expected to create a breach of the frontline in the area of Dobro Pole, while also posing a danger to the Bulgarian supply lines on river Vardar. Thanks for telling us about the problem.