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Thursday 28 January 2010

Foreign Correspondent

Just a quick plug for The Foreign Correspondent, the newsletter of the Continental Wars Society. This is something of a labour of love for the Editor Ralph Weaver, who always puts together an interesting collection of original articles and reprints on warfare in 19th Century Europe.

The latest edition (No.85) has some Balkan interest with a reprint of Captain von Herbert's 1906 study of the Bulgarian Army. To modern eyes his stereotyping of the character of a country's inhabitants is anachronistic at best. Bulgarians and Turks are apparently 'stolid', and have the "virtues of sobriety and moderation, and morality in family life; the Russian has not." This not entirely objective view might just have been influenced by a period of captivity in a Russian PoW camp!

An annual subscription is a very modest £6. Cheques to Ralph Weaver, 37 Yeading Av, Rayners Lane, Middx. HA2 9RL.

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