And authoritative history of Serbia in the early 20th century Fully referenced Excellent translation into English This should be considered a great work that will stand the test of time It is a must read for all scholars of WWI First off let me make clear that this book is very short on military history Rather Andrej Mitrovic specializes and presents what is perhaps one of the most in depth and insightful diplomatic and political histories ever written of the machinations and events leading up to the War s
outbreak the politicalthe political of the sides and how it impacted Serbia Like other big name scholars who have written on the war s origins and the politicaldiplomatic events during prior to and during the war
MITROVIC HAS WORKED IN ALL THEhas worked in all the archives in Paris London Berlin Rome and Vienna He is exceptionally well versed in the archival sources as well as the secondary literature In addition he brings to this book one key element that all western historiographers lack he had access to Serbia s military political and diplomatic archives and is thus able to offer a picture that ensures the presence of key puzzle pieces that many western histories lackThis book should be considered one of the top five in a very crowded field Serbia s Great War 1914 1918 by the premier Serbian "historian of the period Andrej Mitrovic is a well documented clearly written and amply footnoted monograph "of the period Andrej Mitrovic is a well documented clearly written and amply footnoted monograph represents the best of European or any other historiography on the. Best E Book, Serbias Great War 1914 1918 author Andrej Mitrovic. H authors have written about the British experience of ww1However that are so few books in English about the Serbia experience in ww1 that it warrants the 4th starThe complex political intrigues and warmongering in the region are covered well and are a welcome addition in English to the many thousands of books written from everyone else s point of view The very difficult task of trying to explain what happened next is where I find the book loses its way perhaps simply lost in translation It is "Both Heroic And A Greek "heroic and a Greek multiple times over as a relatively small country and its very small neighbour are attacked on multiple fronts and are overrun following initial and very surprising victories against A H forces the desperate withdrawal of the whole political entity and remaining standing forces to another country and finally the return home to the fight to free what was ostensibly a wastelandWhat is often forgotten is that two vast multi ethnic imperial empires that dominated for 500 ears disappeared from the political map after ww1 leading to millions having some form of self determination for the first time Whilst Serbia had achieved that somewhat previous to Ww1 it remained sueezed by the 2 powers albeit the Ottomans power had dwindled in the immediate region following the first Balkan war The creation of a South Slav political entity after Ww1 had very much to
do with thewith the power brokers rather than any pan South slavic forum or some Serbian 100 ear pla. Amazed and always take inspiration from the contents of the boo.
Download Serbias Great War 1914-1918Causes and triggers of WWI Mitrovic who died in 2013 is the most respected EuropeanSerbian historian to emerge after World War Two When he was unpopular with Tito s COMMUNIST REGIME FOR HIS NON ADHERENCE regime for his non adherence ideological revisionism of history and excluded form official institutional life he created his own institutional platforms and continued to pursue his academic line of reasoning and fundamental research thus providing a role model for his students and his colleagues In a sea of
post WWII ideological fawning on Tito and the official YU historyWWII ideological fawning on Tito and the official YU history maintained his independence of mind and interpreted the facts as he found them in the real life context of Serbia and YU before and after WWI and WWII This book should be treated as a classic and the fact that it has been well translated into English makes it ideal as a contribution to the international body "of works on wwi with its timely arrival "works on WWI with its timely arrival the eve of the 100th Commemoration of the Great War Those expecting a military history will be disappointed it is meaningless in the context of what happened here It doesn t uite hit the mark for me Serbia suffered the greatest losses by percentage of country population than any other combatant in ww1 in the attempt by A H German Bulgarian Albanian leaders to wipe it off the map not simply countries at war as in Western Europe a first run through of blitzkrieg the Germans perfected for Ww2The book fails in getting this across in the vivid manner for example that many Britis. This is very good and a main topic to read, the readers are very. ,