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This month we have a number
of travel features based on the Editor's latest visit to the Balkans.
The Uskoks of Senj and then the
Croatian Military border,
including the Homeland War Museum.
state library has displayed a collection of rare pieces of Turkish
literature. A derelict military base in the island of
Sazan off the coast of Albania has become a new tourist attraction.
In books we have the 'Serbian
Army in the Wars of Independence' by Dusan Babec. Then 'Taken
at the Flood' on the Roman conquest of Greece. A new
Osprey on the Greek-Turkish War of 1919-22. Finally, a
translation of 'The
Siege of Shkodra' by Marin Barleti, a local priest in 1504.
Warfare in the Balkans
Guide to museums and other sites of
2015 Balkan Anniversaries
Gallipoli campaign started in April 2015 and
in May Italy joined the war on the side of the Entente. In October,
Bulgaria joined the Central Powers and invaded Serbia.
Albania may celebrate the 1915 birth of Norman Wisdom, an unlikely
cultural icon in the Hoxha era.
In April 1815, the Second Serbian uprising led to the recognition of
Serbia as a semi-independent state. The Ottomans had more success a
hundred years earlier in July 1715 when the fall of Nauplion, ends
Venetian resistance to Ottomans in the Morea.
615 is the date usually ascribed to the Slav invasion of the Balkans
that led to the modern day Serbian and Croat states.
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The Editor's latest Balkan travels took in parts
of Northern Croatia and the
military border, Bosnia and