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A Rumanian Diary, 1915, 1916, 1917

Nature volume 100, page 283 (13 December 1917) | Download Citation



THIS small volume is nothing more than it claims to be, a diary of life in Bukarest and Jassy before and after Rumania's entry into the war. It touches a phase of the war about which little has been heard in this country. Whatever merits it has are due to its vivid descriptions of conditions in Rumania, written from day to day when anxiety and hope, uncertainty and despair were the daily lot of the author. We gather that most of the diary was written by Lady Kennard, but that after she left Rumania she drew on letters from her friends to complete the story. There are no new facts in the. book, but it should be read by anyone who wishes to realise what the intervention of Rumania cost that unhappy country and to what a sad plight she was reduced by the enemy invasion. The volume is illustrated by a few photographs.

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