By Edward J. Erickson
No severe research has ever tested the categorical purposes for the Ottoman defeat. Erickson's examine fills this hole by means of learning the operations of the Ottoman military from October 1912 via July 1913, and by way of delivering a complete clarification of its doctrines and making plans methods. This booklet is written at an operational point that info each crusade on the point of the military corps. greater than 30 maps, various orders of conflict, and genuine Ottoman military operations orders illustrate how the Turks deliberate and fought their battles. Of specific observe is the inclusion of the single targeted background in English of the Ottoman X Corps' Sarkoy amphibious invasion. additionally incorporated are definitive appendix approximately Ottoman army aviation and a precis of the Turks' efforts to include the teachings realized from the struggle into their army constitution in 1914.
The Ottoman Empire fought the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 opposed to the joint forces of Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia―and used to be decisively defeated. The Ottoman military is usually depicted as a mob of poorly clad, faceless Turks inept of their makes an attempt to struggle a latest conflict. but by means of 1912, the Ottoman military, which used to be developed at the German version, was once in lots of methods extra complicated than sure ecu armies.
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Defeat in Detail: The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913 by Edward J. Erickson