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Aspects of the Romanian front

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Realised by me, a 15-year old student, very interested in the history of the Great War, especially about what my country did during the war. Many times forgotten, Romania still has many war stories to tell, some of them very impressive.

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Battle of Marasesti - The Last Stand

It's been a long time since my last post in this blog, so here is one interesting article.     The Romanian 2nd Army's success at Marasti forced the Central Powers to revise their plans. The offensive planned in the Namoloasa area was abandoned and the bulk of the forces were moved in the Focsani area. The new offensive was going to be launched west of the Siret River, on the Focsani – Marasesti – Adjud direction, with the German 9th Army (general Johannes von Eben) and on the Oit

Morar Andrei

Morar Andrei

The Romanian front in images

During the fights in Romania, there have not been many who imortalised the images in photographies or films. But still, there are a few movie fragments that survived over the last century. Here are some of them.    *Sorry for bad video quality, I tried to het it as close to the original, which was not very clear as well.     http://ww2talk.com/index.php?media/20180120_214624_edited.34408/   http://ww2talk.com/index.php?media/20180123_155954_edited.34410/  

Morar Andrei

Morar Andrei

1st of December, National Day of Romania

Today, there is 1st of December, and all the Romanians celebrate this year 99 years since the Great Reunification of 1918. But the national day was not the same in the last 150 years, having different dates. Romania's national day ran from 1866 to 1947 on May 10, then from 1948 to 1989 on 23 August. By law no. 10 of 31 July 1990, promulgated by President Ion Iliescu and published in the Official Gazette no. 95 of 1 August 1990, December 1 was adopted as a national day and a public holiday in Rom

Morar Andrei

Morar Andrei

Romania and The Great War - What Happened

Many times forgotten or remembered only for the catastrophic campaign of 1916, Romania was involved for a longer time than any would think. If we add the romanians that fought in the Austro-Hungarian army and the romanian legions from France and Italy, we can even say that they fought for most of the war. When the war broke out in 1914, Romania, under King Carol I (member of the Hohezollen-Sigmaringen family, close to the german imperial family), was part of a secret defensive treaty signed

Morar Andrei

Morar Andrei

Equipment of the Romanian Armed Forces in the First World War

The arms supply of the Romanian Armed Forces after the Independence War was made almost exclusively by foreign acquisitions. In view of the accession of the Kingdom of Romania to the Triple Alliance, these acquisitions were made mainly from German companies - for artillery weapons - and Austrians for light infantry weapons. On the other hand, the provision of aircraft and the navy was done through French, British and Italian firms. In this respect, General Dumitru Iliescu remarked with bitternes

Morar Andrei

Morar Andrei

Battle of Oituz

A major confrontation in the First World War, following which the German-Austro-Hungarian offensive aimed at penetrating Moldova and removing Romania from the war was stopped. Almost at the same time as the offensive from Transylvania, the Oituz, Kassin and Slanic valleys, the Germans attempted to break the front through southern Moldova, on the Focsani-Mărăşeşti direction, the two operations being closely related. The mission of Oituz was entrusted to the Gender-Driven Group. Friedrich von

Morar Andrei

Morar Andrei

Revival of the Romanian Army 1917

The balance of the year 1916 seemed catastrophic for Romania and its army: the royal family, the government, the parliament and the army had been forced to withdraw to Moldova, the enemy occupied 2/3 of the country's territory, including Bucharest, and the front had stabilized on the Oriental Carpathians - the Focşani-Nămoloasa fortified line Siret, close to its spill in the Danube. And yet in this time of restraint and despair, they began to show the dawn of hope and of the future great Romans.

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Morar Andrei

The Bucharest fortifications system

Few know of its existence, but Bucharest has an extraordinary architectural and historical treasure. It is the fortification network around the capital (18 forts and 18 batteries) built between 1884-1903 by King Carol I, under the direction of the Belgian general Henri Alexis Brialmont, whose goal is to defend the capital in case of war. They were supposed to give a strong defence agains any attack from the north, but the southern flank of this defence ring was less fortified. For the constructi

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Morar Andrei

Romanian soldiers in the Austro-Hungarian Army

From the beginning of the conflict in 1914 until 1918, about 650.000 romanians were enrolled in the Austro-Hungarian army, most of them in the XII Korp(Sibiu) and VII Korp(Timisoara). Aproximatly 150.000 of them died (almost 10℅ of all Austro-Hungarian casualties), have been wounded or were taken prisoners, especially after Romania joined the war in 1916, many of these soldiers preffering to dessert the army and cross the mountains and fought for the romanians (in 1916, their number got to 40000

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Morar Andrei

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