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Posted by: Agarici August 14, 2010 11:41 am
I found the link last days on cartula.ro, browsing the site:
http://www.rft.forter.ro/17_bibvirt/pdf/001-165_de_ani_de_existenta_a_artileriei.pdf

The volume is an interesting and extensive (illustrated too) - though not exhaustive - history of the Romanian modern artillery (1843-present), written by a collective of military authors coordinated by col. dr. Adrian STROEA. It is a synthesis book, with many interesting and useful information and details.
On the downside: not too many new facts (the authors are using Armata română 1941-1945 by Scafeş and Şerbănescu and Istoria artileriei române în date by Stănculescu and Ucrain, as some of their main sources), several errors (explainable given the wide time span covered, and perhaps the lack of “narrowly specialized” authors), alos a bit too (for my taste) expedient approach for some periods (the interwar years, for example).

As a side note, the book uses a good deal of photos from WW2.ro, indicating their source, but the site does not appear in the bibliography list - which is technically an error/incorrect.

An overall + for the book.

Posted by: ANDREAS August 15, 2010 10:07 am
Thank you Agarici for bringing that to our attention. It is indeed very interesting and useful!

Posted by: contras August 16, 2010 03:48 pm
Thank you, Agarici, it is very interesting.

Posted by: MMM August 16, 2010 06:28 pm
Thanks! It'll be useful for my research - and what's better - it's free and I don't have to go to a library! I'm grateful to the authors for allowing it to be posted on this form - if they did that...

Posted by: Agarici August 16, 2010 07:16 pm
You’re all welcomed!

MMM, here's where (and what) I found out about the book: http://www.cartula.ro/forum/Artilerie-romaneasca-t3143.html&pid=114276&st=140#entry114276

I hope what is said over there is true and it is all legit.

Posted by: MMM August 16, 2010 07:54 pm
All right, then! Cheers! I can also say that the quality of the book is much superior to some other books from the net (scribd, to be more accurate).

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