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The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

Gerhard P. Gross


This book presents research on the eastern front of World War I, a subject comparatively eclipsed by scholarly study of the western front. Focusing on the first two years of the war, the volume concentrates primarily on elements of the conflict between the Central Powers (specifically Germany and its ally Austria-Hungary) and pre-revolutionary Russia. The book approaches topics of interest through a tripartite structure, addressing the operational conduct of the war, the combatants’ cultural conceptions of themselves and the enemy, and how the conflict has been understood and commemorated in t ... More

Keywords: eastern front of World War I, Germany, Russia, military history, perceptions of World War I, remembrance of World War I, literature of World War I

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813175416
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerhard P. Gross, editor
Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr

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1 The Eastern Front

Hew Strachan

Part 1 The Battles on the Eastern Front, 1914–1915

2 Introductory Remarks

Stig Förster

3 In the Shadow of the West

Gerhard P. Gross

4 Russia versus Germany

Boris Khavkin

5 Of Bastards and Brothers in Arms

Günther Kronenbitter

Part 2 The Battlefields of Concepts / Concepts of the Battlefields: The Eastern Front of the First World War and Perceptions of the Enemy

6 Introductory Remarks

Jörg Baberowski

8 The Germans

Hubertus F. Jahn

9 The Slavic Peoples

Peter Hoeres

11 August 1914

Birgit Menzel

14 From Ober Ost to Ostland?

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

Part 3 The Culture of Remembrance of the First World War

15 Introductory Remarks

Rainer Rother

16 War Exhibitions

Christine Beil

17 Suppressed Remembrances

Kristiane Janeke

18 The Unknown Soldier

Rainer Rother