Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War (Contributions to the Study of American Literature, #201 )

Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War (Contributions to the Study of American Literature, #201 )
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Code43907
AuthorEdward J. Erickson
ISBN0313315167
PublisherGreenwood Press (CT)
PublishedNovember 2000
Pages304
Weight1.47


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Explanation of how the Turks sustained their combat effectiveness and fighting capability until November 1918, long after many other armies had quit the field.The first general history in English of the Ottoman Army in the First World War, Ordered to Die is based on newly available Turkish archival and official sources. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Ottoman Army performed astonishingly well in the field and managed to keep fighting until the end of the war, long after many other armies had quit the field. It fought a multi-front war against sophisticated and capable enemies, including Great Britain, France, and Russia. Erickson challenges conventional thinking about Ottoman war aims, Ottoman military effectiveness, and the influence of German assistance.