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Bosnia-Herzegovina was occupied by Austria-Hungary in
1878, annexed in 1908 and was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until
1918. This book, illustrated in color, with 352 pages and nearly 600
photographs, presents a picture of the Bosnian soldiers in the
Austro-Hungarian army and their military history under Austro-Hungarian
administration. Starting with the political and military reasons for the
occupation, through the annexation to the end of the First World War, it
takes the reader to a world that at the time was seen as highly exotic.
The Bosniaks, who were seen as an elite group within the k.u.k. Army and
who – with their strange uniform and fez headgear – attracted much
attention from the various formations of the Austro-Hungarian Army, are
the focus of the book. This richly illustrated volume also offers a
detailed view of the uniforms, equipment and weaponry of the Bosniaks,
from the formation of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian infantry and Jäger troops
to their first deployment in the First World War, 1914 –1918. Finally,
short biographies of numerous well-known people who served with the
Bosniaks, for instance the once Austrian President, Dr. Adolf Schärf, give
the Old Army a face.
Feared by their enemies, respected by their comrades for their fighting
spirit, the Bosnian-Herzegovinian troops were a reliable component of the
Austro-Hungarian Army until the end of the First World War.
This book, produced in cooperation with the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum
Vienna, the Austrian Federal Armed Forces and the Army Museum Budapest, as
well as private collectors, is also a project intended to bring together
different religious and ethnic groups. Shipped by Priority Flat Rate Mail.
New condition. S&H-$12.00