The Shield of the Dynasty: Reflections on the Habsburg Army, 1649–1918

  title={The Shield of the Dynasty: Reflections on the Habsburg Army, 1649–1918},
  author={G. Rothenberg},
  journal={Austrian History Yearbook},
  pages={169 - 206}
HISTORY HAS NOT been kind to the memory of the regular army of the Habsburg, or, as it was commonly called from the mid-eighteenth century on, the Austrian, monarchy. Although there were always critics of the army and questions regarding the reliability of this multinational force had been raised as early as the wars of the French Revolution, the major damage to its reputation derived from German complaints about its alleged incompetence and poor combat record during World War I. In Austria, of… Expand
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