Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914 by Prit Buttar is an interesting look at a subject that is perhaps too obscure to Western readers: the first year of World War I on the Eastern Front.
Early chapters are highly readable and focus on pre-war planning and preparation before the focus shifts to a tactical overview of the fighting from August-December 1914.
The granularity of these later chapters made finishing the book a bit of a grind, as a lack of detailed maps made it difficult to really visualize what was happening. Once again, having my Collins Atlas of Military History at hand was crucial.
As longtime readers of this blog know I don’t spend a lot of time on reviews of traditionally published works.