Bulgaria by Frank FoxBulgaria by Frank Fox


byFrank Fox

Paperback | August 23, 2012

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Excerpt: ...of the conditions were that the Turkish commissariat was to feed the Bulgarian troops at Chatalja and the Bulgarian commissariat the Turkish troops in Adrianople. If his paper had waited for the truth that most charming story would never have seen the light. So, in a little book I shall one day bring out 103 in the "Attractive Occupations" series on "How to be a War Correspondent," I shall give this general advice: 1. Before operations begin, visit the army to which you are accredited, and take notes of the general appearance of officers and men. Also learn a few military phrases of their language. Ascertain all possible particulars of a personal character concerning the generals and chief officers. 2. Return then to a base outside the country. It must have good telegraph communication with your newspaper. For the rest you may decide its locality by the quality of the wine, or the beer, or the cooking. 3. Secure a set of good maps of the scene of operations. It will be handy also to have any books which have been published describing campaigns over the same terrain. 4. Keep in touch with the official bulletins issued by the military authorities from the scene of operations. But be on guard not to become enslaved by them. If, for instance, you wait for official notices of battles, you will be much hampered in your picturesque work. Fight battles when they ought to be fought and 104 how they ought to be fought. The story's the thing. 5. A little sprinkling of personal experience is wise; for example, a bivouac on the battlefield, toasting your bacon at a fire made of a broken-down gun-carriage with a bayonet taken from a dead soldier. Mention the nationality of the bacon. You cannot be too precise in details. A YOUNG WIDOW AT HER HUSBAND'S GRAVE Back to list of illustrations Ko-Ko's account of the execution of Nankipoo is, in short, the model for the future war correspondent. The other sort of war correspondent, who patiently studied and recorded...
Title:BulgariaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:August 23, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153768828

ISBN - 13:9781153768825

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