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The Snows of Serbia: A Child-Soldier in the Great War

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At a celebration of an important Serbian holiday, Stevan, a teen-age Serbian citizen of the Austro-Hungarian Empire learns that Archduke Ferdinand has been killed-by a Serb! This critical historical event leads to radical changes in the life of the author, of the Balkans, and of the world. This first-hand account of a school boy caught up in World War I in Southeastern ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published November 8th 2012 by Createspace
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Christopher Rex
Nov 11, 2013 Christopher Rex rated it really liked it
Another book I waited months to review. Oops. Anyway, this book is really for the history-buff. Specifically the WWI buff. Even more specifically, the "I Like the More Obscure WWI Stuff" person. The book was independently published, as far as I can tell, so don't expect to come across it at your Friendly Neighborhood Bookstore. However, if you are interested in first-hand accounts of WWI from lesser-known perspectives, this is a quality book worth finding. The most interesting element of the ...more
Louise Miller
May 20, 2014 Louise Miller rated it it was amazing
So, so good. This book deserves to be widely read. I know of no other account, in English, of the experiences of one of the Serbian boy refugees who was educated in Britain during WW1.

There can also be few better summations of the war in Serbia: the Austro-Hungarian attacks of 1914, typhus in 1915, renewed attack in the autumn, the great Serbian "retreat" and the awful human casualties, long forgotten here. This boy survived it all, to find refuge in Britain under the sponsorship of the Serbian
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