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Post by Kim Sung » 06 Apr 2006 14:46

Interesting link~!

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 06 Apr 2006 16:17

Thanks for the link,Mr.H. I take it's accurate.

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Post by sabo » 04 Jun 2006 04:26

Well the integration wasn't quit as smooth as the article claims. Initially there was armed resistance by the Muslims and some orthodox inhabitants of Bosnia. It took almost 3 months to brake down the resistance. Even later on the Muslims were not keen on sending there sons to a Christian army or to let them carry western outfit.

Now the fact that it took almost 3 months shouldn't be interpreted as a sign that the Bosnian resictance was any match for the A-H-army. It was mostly because of difficulties in transport due to the lack of "good" roads.

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Post by Klemen L. » 09 Jun 2006 12:31

Well the integration wasn't quit as smooth as the article claims. Initially there was armed resistance by the Muslims and some orthodox inhabitants of Bosnia. It took almost 3 months to brake down the resistance. Even later on the Muslims were not keen on sending there sons to a Christian army or to let them carry western outfit.
Sabo is partially right: The conquest of Bosnia and Herzegowina in 1878 did not go entirely smoothly, but the country in all was relatively quickly pacified and soon the Austro-Hungarian soldiers, especially those coming from South-Slavic countries, made friendly contacts with the local Bosnian population.

There are a couple of fine books about the occupation of Bosnia and Herzegowina 1878.

* pl. ANDREJKA, JERNEJ: "Slovenski fantje v Bosni in Hercegovini 1878", Ljubljana 2005
- a very detailed book about the participation of Slovenian regiments in the Bosnia and Herzegowina Campaign 1878.

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http://www.cangura.com/knjigarna/zgodov ... order=DESC

Another interesting book is the regimental history of IR 22 (Split) during the Bosnia and Herzegowina Campaign 1878

* SRINCICH, PAVAO: Pukovnija Grofa Lacy-a br 22. Zadar: 1903.

I believe similar monographs also exist for German, Czech or Hungarian regiments which took part in this campaign. The Croatian National Library, however, holds an unpublished manuscript written by Vilim Karicic with a title "Andenken an meine Dienstzeit - Uspomene iz vremena zauzeca Bosne 1878 g."

About Bosnians in WW1 I recommend seven standard books:

* SCHACHINGER, WERNER: "Die Bosniaken kommen! Elitetruppe in der k. u. k. Armee 1879 - 1918". Graz: 1989.

* GANDINI, SIGMUND: "Das bosnisch-herzogowinische Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 2 im Weltkrieg 1914 - 1918". Wien: o. J. (um 1969). [about Bh.IR.2]

* BLASKOVIC, PERO: "Mit den Bosniaken im Weltkrieg", Wien, 2001 [about Bh.IR.3]

* BLAZEVIC, MATO: "Zaboravljeni grobovi", Beograd, 1937 [about Bh.IR.1 on the Italian Front]

* FRITZ, HANS: "Bosniak, Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs, 1931 [about Bh.IR.6]

* PAVLIC, RADO: "Ljubezen in sovrastvo: moja pot preko cvetocih in krvavih poljan: slike iz svetovne vojn" [Can't remember the exact unit, but the author was a company commander in one of Bosnian regiments]

* KAMERADSCHAFTSBUND DER EINSER-BOSNIAKEN: "Mitteilungen (Mittheilungen) des Kameradschaftsbundes der Einser-Bosniaken" - Wien 1928-34.

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Post by Klemen L. » 14 Jun 2006 23:51

Perhaps some of you might find this book of some interest. It is a personal narrative of Slovenian lieutenant, who served with the 3rd Bosnian and Herzegowinian Infantry Regiment on the East Front 1914-1916. Later assigned some desk job in Austria, where he conducted some espionage work for the British Intelligence (the so-called MAFIA - a spy network of Slovene and Czech in Austria during WW1).

JANKO HACIN: "Vsi ti mladi fantje", Pri Slovenski matici, Ljubljana 2002.

URL: http://www.luin.se/beseda/224-6.pdf

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Re: Bosniacs

Post by Division » 06 Jan 2009 19:43

Bosniacs in AH army:

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Post by Peter H » 24 Dec 2009 00:56

Mark Thompson in his book The White War states that the Bosnians were seen as crack troops on the Italian front.All slavic units--Slovenes,Croats,Bosnians--fought well against the Italians,boosted by a desire to stop Italian expansion eastwards into slavic land.One elite unit was the 4th Bosnian Regiment.

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..Bosnian prisners of war.These were the 'lurid Turks' of Italian propaganda..
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