Hypothesis Z, criticized even by the Germans

Immediately after joining the Entente, the Romanian army quickly entered Transylvania according to a plan of operations called Hypothesis Z. This plan had many weaknesses and came to be criticized by the Germans themselves. On August 27, 1916, at nine o’clock in the...

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Hypothesis Z, or when you can never start a plan too early

On August 27, 1916, Romania entered the First World War on the side of the Entente. The battle plan of the Romanian army, called Hypothesis Z, provided for an offensive with the majority of its forces in Transylvania and an active defence of the border with Bulgaria....

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10 Facts About the Battle of Jutland

The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval encounter of the First World War, pitting the British Grand Fleet against the German High Seas Fleet. It took place 31 May – 1 June, 1916, about 60 miles off the coast of Jutland (part of Denmark). In the years prior to war...

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The greatest naval battle of the First World War

The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval confrontation of the First World War. In fact, it was the only major naval battle of the war, and both the British and the Germans later claimed victory. Reinhard Scheer was appointed to the command of the German Fleet in...

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Roland Garros, the aviation hero of the First World War

Even though one the most important international tennis tournament in the world bears his name, his story is not that well known. Roland Garros was a fan of the sport, but by no means a renowned tennis player, as one would suspect. He is one of the best known French...

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