Books: Small War Remembered

MEMOIR OF THE BOBOTES (154 pp.)—Joyce Gary—University of Texas Press ($3.50).

It was only a little war, but in 1912 a young Anglo-Irishman named Joyce Gary was afraid that it might be the last, for the world was getting too civilized for war, or so it seemed. Only a few months out of Oxford, and hungry for adventure, he set off with a British Red Cross unit for the Balkans, where Turks and Montenegrins were doing their best to exterminate each other. It would be 30 years and several distinctly uncivilized wars later...

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