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Ratgeber - Bartunek - 1904

PostPosted: 21 Jul 2014 08:58
by Ulrich von L...n
Title: Ratgeber für den Offizier zur Sicherung des Erfolges im Zweikampf mit dem Säbel
Author: Bartunek, J. (Josef)

Description: A self-published guidebook by Lt. Bartunek on “how to ensure success in a sabre duel”, which is concerned less with actual fencing and more with the psychology of the fight and the influence of sports on the military character.

Language: German

PDF: ... t/download

PostPosted: 21 Jul 2014 09:11
by Ulrich von L...n
Even based on very preliminary browsing it contains a lot of interesting tidbits of information about the transitional period when the Italian sabre fencing completed its triumphant 10-year-long march across the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and almost completely eradicated previous sabre fencing schools (old Hungarian, KuK Hoch-Terz etc), but the sabre was still used in duels.

Fortunately one could easily copy text from the pdf and translate it with Google.