Romania’s strategy in the Focșani negotiations

The autumn of 1917 on the Romanian Front did not announce major changes. Following the battles of Mărăști, Mărășești and Oituz, the front line stabilized. While the Central Powers no longer had enough troops to force a new offensive, the Romanian soldiers had high...

The mission of General Constantin Coandă, the Romanian military attaché at STAVKA

The revolution that started in Russia in early March 1917 caused deep concern among Romanian authorities, given that Russia was the only ally that could offer Romania significant support in the fight against the Central Powers. Under these conditions, General...

Alcohol, Drugs and Psychopharmacological evolution in First World War

Throughout history, intoxicants were an important part of the war experience. The First World War was by no means an exception in that respect: its main “war drugs” were alcohol (mostly beer, brandy, rum, schnapps, wine, and vodka), morphine, and cocaine. These were...

The reaction of France on the conclusion of the armistice on the Romanian Front

Lenin’s decision to conclude peace with the Central Powers directly affected Romania. The armistice led, among other things, to the dissolution of the Russian army, which meant that the Romanian army remained the only disciplined military force on the Eastern Front....

Nicolae Brăiloiu, hero at 23. “Projectiles were pouring all around, frightening us”

Nicolae Brăiloiu was a hero, dying in the first month of the war. He was very young, only 23 years old, but he already had a Bachelor’s Degree in Letters, a Doctorate in Law and was a practicing lawyer. He went to the front as a reserve lieutenant of the 10th Howitzer...

The Treaty of Sèvres and it legacy

Treaty of Sèvres, (Aug. 10, 1920), post-World War I pact between the victorious Allied powers and representatives of the government of Ottoman Turkey. The treaty abolished the Ottoman Empire and obliged Turkey to renounce all rights over Arab Asia and North Africa....