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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby Josh&Historyland » January 21st, 2016, 7:58 pm

Thanks sharpshooter they sound excellent, I will just make a note of them for now, so I can look them up at a later date, as at the moment the issue of not being able to read the language would render the price and effort a waste.

Many thanks for the tip, I very much appreciate it.

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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby Josh&Historyland » January 21st, 2016, 8:01 pm

A funny, if somewhat Norway-Denmark biased cartoon, with a Napoleonic theme.

http://satwcomic.com/the-napoleon-war

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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby jf42 » January 21st, 2016, 8:10 pm

For the war of 1808-1809 the general staff study Sveriges krig åren 1808 och 1809 utg. af Generalstabens krigs historiska afdelning, Stockholm 1890-1922 is quite amzing. A nine volume, collecitve effort written over three decades, it is based on a mind bogging amount of sources from all countries involved in the war. The work includes dozens and dozens of detailed maps on troop deployments, battles, skirmishes and combats plus more orbats than you can count. Much used by historians since it was published.

The work has nine volumes, but some of them focus only on the Russo-Swedish part of the war. If you really want to try to borrow these, I'll try to find out exactly which of the volumes that cover the war between Sweden and Denmark-Norway; you would probably need to borrow three volumes plus the first two, which cover the armies involved in the war. (It would cost you som 5000 - 7000 SEK or £410 to 575 to by the whole work).


Probably not held in the British Library :geek:
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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby jf42 » January 21st, 2016, 8:15 pm

No. I checked!

I did find this, though:

Det stora nederlaget : när Sverige och Finland delades 1808-1809 / Allan Sandström.
Author: Allan Sandström, 1933-

Subjects: Russo-Swedish War, 1808-1809 ; Finska kriget 1808-1809
Örebro : Gullers, 2008.
ISBN 9789188238917; ISBN 9188238911;
Notes: Rev. ed. of Sveriges sista krig, de dramatiska åren 1808-1809.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Related Work: Sandström, Allan, 1933- Sveriges sista krig, de dramatiska åren 1808-1809.

Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection YF.2010.a.5110
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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby Skarpskytten » January 21st, 2016, 8:17 pm

jf42 wrote:Probably not held in the British Library :geek:


Well, yes, the do hold it: http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libw ... &vid=BLVU1.

Pretty impressive; it must have had a very short print run, probably just a couple of hundred ex. (There are three complete works currently avaiable to buy at the leading on-line book store for old books).
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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby Skarpskytten » January 21st, 2016, 8:26 pm

jf42 wrote:No. I checked!

I did find this, though:

Det stora nederlaget : när Sverige och Finland delades 1808-1809 / Allan Sandström.
Author: Allan Sandström, 1933-

Subjects: Russo-Swedish War, 1808-1809 ; Finska kriget 1808-1809
Örebro : Gullers, 2008.
ISBN 9789188238917; ISBN 9188238911;
Notes: Rev. ed. of Sveriges sista krig, de dramatiska åren 1808-1809.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Related Work: Sandström, Allan, 1933- Sveriges sista krig, de dramatiska åren 1808-1809.

Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection YF.2010.a.5110


I have read the first editon. Good popular treatment, well written, but short in detail. A good introduction to the war for those who know little or nothing. S'ppose the same goes for this one.
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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby jf42 » January 22nd, 2016, 12:36 am

Skarpskytten wrote:
jf42 wrote:Probably not held in the British Library :geek:


Well, yes, the do hold it: http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libw ... &vid=BLVU1.



Ah, there it is.The clunky old BL search engine strikes again!
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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby jf42 » January 22nd, 2016, 5:44 pm

if I could crash this thread for a moment. I am not sure in which Scandinavian the annotation atttached below is written- I think Danish is most likely. Are any of those here with the appropriate language skills able to decipher this caption to a drawing of a 3-pdr artillery piece?

Many thanks.

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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby Skarpskytten » January 22nd, 2016, 7:00 pm

I think it looks like
Fodemaal lafvett störrelse
(which would make it danish), which would mean roughly
gun carriage size in feet
. Would that make sense?
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Re: Scandinavian Wars.

Postby jf42 » January 22nd, 2016, 7:40 pm

Skarpskytten wrote:I think it looks like
Fodemaal lafvett störrelse
(which would make it danish), which would mean roughly
gun carriage size in feet
. Would that make sense?


Yes, thanks. Not as exciting as I hoped!- but perfect sense.
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