The Best Books On The Other Fronts In WW1

John Mosier Author Of The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of World War I
By John Mosier

The Books I Picked & Why

Greece and the Allies 1914-1922

By G. F. Abbott

Greece and the Allies 1914-1922

Why this book?

 A scathing and detailed analysis of the Ango-French invasion of Greece and the military, political, and strategic debacle that ensured as they attempted to open a third front against the Central Powers. If you’ve ever wondered why this isn’t much talked about, or even mentioned, Abbott explains it.


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The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919

By Mark Thompson

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919

Why this book?

Even though Italy was one of the “victors,” its participation on the allied side was the cause of the government’s collapse, and the rise Mussolini and the fascisti, with all the calamities that followed.  This book provides a truly horrifying explanation of why that was so.


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The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919

By Joel R. Moore, Harry H. Mead, Lewis E. Jahns

The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919

Why this book?

The best account of the futile Allied attempts to keep Russia in the war.   Largely ignored, mainly because it was politically embarrassing and.  Still worse, through no fauly of the army, it was militarily unsucessful.  But the intervention left lasting scars, and consequences were fatal for the remainder of the century. 


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The Army of Francis Joseph

By Gunther E. Rothenburg

The Army of Francis Joseph

Why this book?

Although much of the book is concerned with earlier wars, it is a necessary preface to understanding not only why the Habsburg armies were forced to fight all over Central Europe, and as the final sections of the book makes clear, why they they fought on to the bitter end.


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The Eastern Front 1914-1917

By Norman Stone

The Eastern Front 1914-1917

Why this book?

Not only does Stone demolish the many false ideas held about this part of the war, but he provides us with insights that allow us to understand the important connections among the three fronts of the war that impacted decisions in Paris and London—and vice versa.


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