Siege of Vienna

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Siege of Vienna

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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by Jered » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:57 pm

THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:38 am

Jered wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:57 pm
THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
I still need to read Fire on the Steppe (alternate title: Pan Wolodyjowski), the third volume of Sienkiewicz's "Polish Trilogy." Loved the first two.
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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by Jered » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:59 am

I just put those on my amazon wishlist
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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:52 pm

I read the first two in the Kuniczak translation of the 1990s -- I haven't compared them with other translations, but they're very good. Michener's foreword in vol. 1 is good too.
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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by Vonz90 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:44 pm

Jered wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:57 pm
THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
...and the Austrians, Saxons, Bavarians, Bohemians etc. (And in the wider war Italians, Hungarians, Serbians) The Great Turkish War was the first time that most of Europe united against the Turks; and ended up pushing them out of eastern Poland, Moravia, Hungary and much of the Balkans.

Of notable absence were the French and English. The French were formally allied with the Turks and the English did not see any advantage for themselves so they stayed out.

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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by Netpackrat » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:58 pm

Vonz90 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Jered wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:57 pm
THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
...and the Austrians, Saxons, Bavarians, Bohemians etc. (And in the wider war Italians, Hungarians, Serbians) The Great Turkish War was the first time that most of Europe united against the Turks; and ended up pushing them out of eastern Poland, Moravia, Hungary and much of the Balkans.

Of notable absence were the French and English. The French were formally allied with the Turks and the English did not see any advantage for themselves so they stayed out.
The more things change...
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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by Jered » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:15 am

Vonz90 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Jered wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:57 pm
THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
...and the Austrians, Saxons, Bavarians, Bohemians etc. (And in the wider war Italians, Hungarians, Serbians) The Great Turkish War was the first time that most of Europe united against the Turks; and ended up pushing them out of eastern Poland, Moravia, Hungary and much of the Balkans.

Of notable absence were the French and English. The French were formally allied with the Turks and the English did not see any advantage for themselves so they stayed out.
But the Winged Hussars got a song.
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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by Vonz90 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:02 am

Jered wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:15 am
Vonz90 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Jered wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:57 pm
THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
...and the Austrians, Saxons, Bavarians, Bohemians etc. (And in the wider war Italians, Hungarians, Serbians) The Great Turkish War was the first time that most of Europe united against the Turks; and ended up pushing them out of eastern Poland, Moravia, Hungary and much of the Balkans.

Of notable absence were the French and English. The French were formally allied with the Turks and the English did not see any advantage for themselves so they stayed out.
But the Winged Hussars got a song.
And the Saxons got pelted with garbage by the Viennese because they didn't like Lutherans.

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Re: Siege of Vienna

Post by Netpackrat » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:51 pm

Maxim 29 at work.
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