Memories and Studies of War and Peace by Archibald ForbesMemories and Studies of War and Peace by Archibald Forbes

Memories and Studies of War and Peace

byArchibald Forbes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895. Excerpt: ... MEMORIES AND STUDIES OF WAR AND PEACE. i. TEN YEARS OF WAR CORRESPONDENCE. Skobeleff under Fire--The Ideal War Correspondent--Old and New Methods of War Correspondence--The Franco-German War--Saarbriicken--Gravelotte--An Episode of the Entry into Paris--The Starving Magistrate--Malet in the Commune-time--The Servian Campaign--A Long Ride--The Russo-Turkish War and its War Correspondence--My Comrades--The Crossing of the Danube--Tzar Alexander II.--Life on Campaign--Second Battle of Plevna, July 30th--Fighting in the Schipka Pass--My Interview with the Emperor--His Return to St. Petersburg--Telegraphy in excelsis--King Theebau and his Presents--Rough Surgery in Afghanistan--Mentioned in Despatches--Ulundi and the Zulu Valour--A Long Gallop with the Tidings. IT was down by the Danube side, in the earlier days of the Russo-Turkish War. Skobeleff and myself were squatting in a hole in the ground, to escape the rain of bullets and shells which the Turks were pouring across the river on the detachment which the young general commanded. "Here you and I are," said Skobeleff with a laugh, " like Uriah the Hittite, right in the forefront of the battle; and how strange it is that quiet stay-at-home folk all over the world, who take their morning papers just as they do their breakfasts, know ever so much more about this war as a whole than we fellows do, who are actually listening to the whistle of the bullets and the crash of the shells!" Skobeleff did not pursue the subject further, because just then a shell exploded right in front of us, and of the mud which it threw up a splash hit him in the face and changed the current of his ideas: but all the same his remark was a very true one. War correspondence and the electric telegraph have for years given the peaceful ...
Title:Memories and Studies of War and PeaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217021581

ISBN - 13:9780217021586