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Too many unit numbers!
on 21 August 2014
This book is very detailed and covers quite a short period of history, from the prelude to war to the end of 1914.
My main criticism of the book (which applies to lot's of military history books) is that it details unit numbers for each regiment, division, corps and army for each engagement. After a short while these numbers just coalesce in to meaningless lists. Even cross referencing to the limited number of maps does not make it easy to make sense of all these numbers.
I nevertheless enjoyed the book, which covers a theatre of operations which I previously knew little about.