By Robert Curzon

Initially revealed in 1854, this books is an soaking up account of Ottoman provincial lifestyles, sooner than the ultimate dying of the Ottoman kingdom. Written by means of a student, statesman, and old school imperialist, Curzon displays at the harsh uplands of Ottoman Armenia. Humourous all through, he tells us in regards to the virtues of tezek, the pitfalls of iciness trip, trout fishing at Tortoum, in addition to kinfolk among neighborhood Armenians, Kurds and Turks. a few of his notions concerning the heritage of the zone, even if misguided, supply us insights onto ecu perceptions at the moment. Curzon's Armenia: A 12 months in Erzeroom is an exellent advent to the geography, ethnography and politics of this turbulent region.

SPECIAL observe: the current reproduction of Armenia: A yr in Erzeroom, and the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey, and Persia is from the 1854 ebook of this name through Harper & Brothers, manhattan.

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The same attempt to reunite a family is seen in the common practice of adding soldiers’ names to family memorials. Leslie Reading’s body was lost in the carnage of Bullecourt. With the battlefield swept by artillery it could never be recovered.

You [surely] understand how parents situated as we are long for something worthwhile to connect us with the last resting place of our sons. He was one of the best . ’46 Zimmer demanded what he called ‘good photographs’ and not just of his son’s grave either. 16 What I desire is some . . photographs of the ground itself, some of the cemetery and some of Ribemont surrounding the cemetery. I am prepared to pay for these of course. I have written to the mayor of Ribemont but did not even get an answer .

R. Blacksell . . please can you tell me any way in which I might be able to find my dear brother, he is all the world to me, and it is driving me out of my mind, as I cant [sic] get a trace of him one of his mates wrote home and told me that he saw my brother on a stretcher wounded and said in another letter that my brother had died of wounds. I have done all I can but [can’t] find out anything, if he is a prisoner of war, how can I find out, please can you tell me . 13 T h e U n qu i e t G r a v e Inquiries confirmed that Private Blacksell was killed at Fromelles.

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