An example of strategic command and coordination problem in the Ottoman army: the battle of shipka during the Ottoman-Russian war of 1877-1878

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2021-3-05
Taşdemir, Ahmet
This thesis analyzes the battle of Shipka during the Ottoman-Russian War of 1877-1878 within the context of its effect on the strategic command and coordination problems in the Ottoman army. The developments that took place during the war, the fall of the Shipka Pass and the attempts of the Ottoman forces torecapture the Shipka Pass will be discussed alongside the interventions from Istanbulto the front line, the effects of the commander appointments on the strategic command and coordination mechanism, and the strategic aspect of the Ottoman attacks under Süleyman Pasha. Finally, this thesis argues that the decisions at the strategic level had an important role in the courseof the Ottoman-Russian War of 1877-1878.
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A. Taşdemir, “An example of strategic command and coordination problem in the Ottoman army: the battle of shipka during the Ottoman-Russian war of 1877-1878,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2021.