- The biography of John Grisak contains some exellent first-hand material
about Military conscription and live in the Hungarian army.
In Adobe PDF format.
A great snapshot of peasant life in Spis county, circa 1900.
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- Bill, this autobiography is absolutely priceless, and how wonderful of you
to share it with all of us. For those of you who haven't yet looked at it,
it contains far more than information about military conscription, but what
it was like to grow up in a peasant household. I have been preaching for
some time the importance of understanding the lives of the people who lived
history, not names and dates. This autobiography is an eloquent example of
This book-length work is so full of wonderful details that it will take
quite some time to get through it all, but is something which I greatly look
forward to. (I've made it only to page 29 so far.)
This needs to be in a place that can afford it wider readership than just
members of this list. It is a true treasure.