Monday, 15 February 2016

Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 - Prit Buttar

This review has been published in Soldier Magazine.
Title: Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915
Author: Prit Buttar
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0795-3
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Year: 2015
Pages: 448
Photos/maps: 30/20
Buttar’s book is a comprehensive study of the horrors of the Eastern Front as the First World War settled into its second year. One is struck by the wanton loss of life, the vast difference in strategic vision and the huge gaps in the quality of training and leadership. Despite some minor editorial issues and maps that could have been of a higher quality given the complexity of the operations, his book reads very well and is a balanced account of the challenges of allied operations, grand strategy and above all else, the valour of the soldiers themselves. His narrative is full of excellent lessons for the commanders of today.

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