Martin Gabriel

Martin Gabriel was born in Klagenfurt (Austria) in 1983, studied history at the University of Klagenfurt (2002-2007), and wrote his Master Thesis on the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. His publications include works on 19th century European political history, military history of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy (especially the Balkans), and counterinsurgency warfare. He is currently employed at the University of Klagenfurt’s Department for Information and Documentation in the Field of History / Austrian Historical Bibliography, and as lecturer with a focus on the history of imperialism and military history.

During the second half of the 19th century, stability in southeastern Europe was challenged by newly emerging nation-states as well as the decay of the Ottoman Empire.

Many German officers learnt their practice during this war and tactics that were first employed in the fighting against the Hehe became typical for other colonial wars fought by German forces.