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The Austro-Hungarian forces were of central importance in World War I; it was Austria's crisis in the Balkans that began the war. Austria put huge armies into the field against the Russians, and against Italy on the Alpine front, leading to some of the greatest battles of the war (Caporetto, the Isonzo, etc) - Italian reverses on this front led to British troops being diverted from France. This first book is a detailed study of Germany's most important ally in World War I during the period of the Emperor Franz Joseph I. It is illustrated with rare photographs and uniform details not previously published outside Austria.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841765945
ISBN-10: 1841765945
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 185mm x 4mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Jung

Dr Peter Jung was born in 1955 and attended the University of Vienna where he obtained a Doctorate in History. He started working for the Austrian State Archives/War Archives in 1981 and is currently the head of three departments there. He has written a number of books and articles including Die Feldverwendung der Osterreichisch - Ungarischen Gendarmerie 1914/18 and L'ultimo Guerra degli Asburgo, Carso-Basso Isonzo-Trieste. Peter lives and works in Vienna, Austria, and is a member of the Commission Autrichienne d'Histoire Militaire. Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. A trained architect, he now works as a full-time illustrator and writer, specialising in militaria. Darko has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Men-at-Arms 282: 'Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45' and Elite 60: 'U-Boat Crews 1914-45'. He has also written and illustrated titles for the Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian army of the 19th century.

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