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HermannB
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 06:32 AM UTC
Hi Gang,
while the history of the trench warfare on the Western Front is well known, not much is known about the Eastern Front.(at least to me). Anyone knows about the trenches and positions on the Eastern Front, no matter German, Russian or Austria-Hungary.

TIA
H.-H.
southpier
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:21 PM UTC
sorry i'm not that astute, but I did enjoy many of the episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FgaL0xIazk&list=PLB2vhKMBjSxMK8YelHj6VS6w3KxuKsMvT

and perhaps you can pick the ones which apply to your research.
Vicious
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 02:02 PM UTC

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sorry i'm not that astute, but I did enjoy many of the episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FgaL0xIazk&list=PLB2vhKMBjSxMK8YelHj6VS6w3KxuKsMvT

and perhaps you can pick the ones which apply to your research.



Yep..this channel is a must if you're interested in that period. I'm watching them all
b2nhvi
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 03:48 PM UTC
Google search "combat ww1 eastern front". Bunch of photos there. Italian / Balkans would be interesting. Hard to dig trenches on a vertical cliff at 10000 ft. !
b2nhvi
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 03:59 PM UTC
Does Osprey have any books on the eastern front? Seem to remember one on Tannenburg.
HermannB
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:46 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I see to it this weekend.
HermannB
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:47 AM UTC

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Does Osprey have any books on the eastern front? Seem to remember one on Tannenburg.



It`s called Tannenberg.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC
Maybe worth a look ?





H.P.
HermannB
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 08:32 AM UTC
Thanks! Who is publishing this?
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 09:32 AM UTC
The publisher is Pen and Sword.

https://www.amazon.com/Russian-Army-First-World-Images/dp/1848847521

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maartenboersma
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 01:02 PM UTC
Got these from www.christian-schmidt.com

They also cover the easternfront .


loads of great pictures
tmcvicar2
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 11:44 PM UTC
Prit Bruttar's 4 book series on the WW1 Eastern Front is fantastic. Not books full of pictures but they cover the theatre in devastating detail from start to finish. Highly recommended for an overview of what went on there.

Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914. 2014. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 9781782006480

Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915. 2015. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 9781472807953

Russia's Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916-17. 2016. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 147281276X

The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-21. 2017. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 9781472819857
b2nhvi
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 09:29 AM UTC
I have a great article on the Russian Front in a magazine called Command. If interested drop me a PM and I'll see if I can scan it and e-mail it to you. Not much on the trenches but a great over view.
brunocollin
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 11:38 PM UTC
Not real trench warfare on the Eastern Front. It was much less static than in the West.
Norman Stone wrote a good book about it :

b2nhvi
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 01:47 PM UTC
Here a bit on the Italian / Austro-Hungarian end of the world. Where Rommel cut his teeth. https://mentalfloss.com/article/548961/wwi-centennial-austria-hungarys-last-gasp
b2nhvi
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 02:00 PM UTC
Hard to dig a trench HERE!!!


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/most-treacherous-battle-world-war-i-italian-mountains-180959076/
b2nhvi
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 02:02 PM UTC
Italian trench