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The Smell of War : Free Kindle ebook Download only this Week!

By on February 21, 2018

You can download the Kindle ebook version of my book “The Smell of War” for the rest of this week for free on Amazon.

To get a free download go to The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

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The author, Roland Bartetzko, is a former soldier with the…

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Lessons from the Battlefield: The Smell of War

By on January 20, 2018

I wrote a book titled “The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield”. It has now been published by a publishing house in Kosovo.
It’s about (what else?) the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. It took me a long time to write it, having it edited, and finally, prepare everything…

Roland Bartetzko
Prishtinë, Kosovë

This blog was created by Roland Bartetzko with the help and support of his friends. Bartetzko served in the German Army, the Croatian Defense Council (HVO) during the Bosnian War and with the Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK) during the 1999 Kosovo War. Last year he published a study about radical Islam in Kosovo. Bartetzko has a university degree in law and is currently working for a law firm in Pristina, Kosovo. The aim of this blog is to show the wide range of aspects which are all named "unconventional warfare" and show them from different angles and perspectives. A person interested in learning about counterinsurgency might get new insights if he or she is reading about the insurgent's point of view. And persons who are worried that their country might be overrun one day by a bigger and stronger neighbor will find some useful advice how to prepare themselves. This site is for everybody who is interested in the matter and we therefore try to avoid special military terms which might not be easily understandable for a civilian. Thus said, we are far from perfect. To make this website special we need your help! If you have a comment, a suggestion or if you want to contribute with an article or post, don't hesitate and contact us!

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