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Snippets from Mărăşti, Mărăşeşti and Oituz

Posted September 8th, 2017 at 07:42 PM by Offspring
Updated September 8th, 2017 at 07:48 PM by Offspring

It's been a century since the battles of Mărăşti, Mărăşeşti and Oituz. A few months ago, I bought a special edition of our biggest history magazine:

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The following are from that magazine. I hope you'll enjoy them.



German patrols went near the Romanian line, at night, and asked: "Ruski? Ruski?". A Romanian...
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Watermelon vampires

Posted July 2nd, 2015 at 07:27 AM by Offspring
Updated August 30th, 2017 at 03:51 PM by Offspring

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampir...nd_watermelons

Taken from that page: "the only known reference in scholarship is Tatomir Vukanović's account of his journeys in Serbia from 1933 to 1948. He wrote several years later":
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The belief in vampires of plant origin occurs among Gs. [Gypsies] who belong to the Mosl. faith in KM [Kosovo-Metohija]. According to them there are only two plants which are regarded as likely to turn into vampires: pumpkins of every
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