Boulder: Eastern European Monographs, 1998. Hard Cover. 8vo. Fine / Fine. Item #007312
Full navy cloth. xii, 182 pp. B&W photos in text. Fine. This is an authentic story of a frontline soldier in World War I. A Czech conscript in the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal armed forces, the soldier underwent a terrible ordeal in the hopeless war between the Habsburg monarchy and the Kingdom of Italy on the Piave River. The soldier's son, a professor emeritus of political science at Standford University, provides commentaries on the soldier's background and experience as well as a frame of reference for the times, places, and events which characterize the soldier's war.