The Balkans at the end of the 19th century were – then as now – a focus for the bigger European powers. As the grip of the Turkish Ottoman Empire – ’the sick man of Europe’ – on the Balkans loosened, the newly emerging nations such as Roumania – positioned between Turkey and Russia – became more important. This importance was born out in the world wars when Roumania fought ( and lost) twice. This report by a British military observer, gives a snapshot of the country; its military geography; and the organisation and distribution of its army – both standing and territorial. There are chapters on the officer corps; uniforms; pay; Education; drill and discipline and the Roumanian navy, together with a large map of the kingdom.
Captain C.E. Callwell, R.A. (Compiled in the Intelligence Division of the War Office).
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2008 N & M Press reprint of 1888 original Edition . SB. 63pp. map in colour