B1251. FRITZ KREISLER. Four Weeks in the Trenches. Boston, Houghton-Mifflin, 1915. 86pp. Photos. First Edition.
“Fritz Kreisler was an officer in the Austrian Army when it first met the Russians in World War I. This short account of his time under arms describes the flexibility of people to deal with extraordinary circumstances. His description of a senior officer's losing his son in battle is poignant. His discussion of how he and his command changed over the four weeks is detailed and very telling. Kreisler tells how he used his musical gifts to help Austrian artillery find the position of hidden Russian batteries. Very interesting little story.”
- J.David Knepper