My Review of “Collision of Empires” by Prit Buttar

22058415Collision 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.

4 stars.

As longtime readers of this blog know I don’t spend a lot of time on reviews of traditionally published works.

 

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