Gheorghe Berdan, Notes on the Battles of Mărăști and Mărășești Cover Image

Gheorghe Berdan, însemnări despre bătăliile de la Mărăști și Mărășești
Gheorghe Berdan, Notes on the Battles of Mărăști and Mărășești

Contributor(s): Petre Otu (Editor)
Subject(s): Military history, Recent History (1900 till today), Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Editura Militară
Keywords: Gheorghe Berdan; World War 1; Mărăști; Mărășești

Summary/Abstract: While some of the memoirs of General Gheorghe Berdan, a participant in the two world wars, entered the scientific circuit, there are still unpublished pages that refer to the childhood years and the First World War. The author was one of the “war graduates”, which comprised the young men who, after graduating school, received the rank of second lieutenant in the summer of 1917. They received their “baptism by fire” in the battles of Mărăști, Mărășești and Oituz and some them, including Gheorghe Berdan, left written testimonies about their first experience of war. The pages below were previously unpublished and they refer to the battles of Mărăști and Mărășești, seen by the author – and rightfully so – as landmarks of Romanian heroism. They combine the personal experience of the author on the battlefield with extensive readings about these confrontations. The result is an interesting analysis, worthy of being brought to the attention of today’s generation in the context of the centenary of these great battles.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 5-6
  • Page Range: 50-71
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Romanian