Published in readiness for the centenaries of the battles detailed in this book, Prit Buttar expertly describes the collapse of the three great empires that fought on the Eastern Front, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary, in the face of defeat on the battlefield and revolution at home. This concludes his best-selling series on the Eastern Front in World War I.
Prit Buttar studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. After leaving the army, he worked as a GP, first near Bristol and then in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. He now lives in Kirkcudbright in Scotland. He is extensively involved in medical politics, both at local and national level, and served on the GPs' Committee of the British Medical Association. He appears from time to time on local and national TV and radio, speaking on a variety of medical issues. He contributes regularly to the medical press. An established expert on the Eastern Front in 20th century military history, his previous books include the critically acclaimed Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45 (Osprey 2010) and Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II (Osprey 2013). The Splintered Empires:The Eastern Front 1917-21 is the last volume in his definitive four-part series on the Eastern Front in World War I.
..".the book is chock full of the compelling stories that, when taken on the whole, give a comprehensive picture of the fighting." - Military Heritage