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The Eastern Front is a terribly neglected aspect of World War I in American history books, probably because it didn’t involve any American forces and was essentially over before the U.S. became a direct player in the war.

Africa is another sorely neglected front and many Americans are probably not even aware of the conflicts there between British and German forces.

Americans are a little more aware of the fighting in the Middle East, if only because of the movie “Lawrence of Arabia.”

But the quick crushing of Romania in 1916 between the combined forces of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire is ignored.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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