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The Power behind the Stern Note to Servia: The Austro-Hungarian Army—Some of Its Soldiers

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The peace strength of the Austro-Hungarian army, which is organised in si-teen Army Corps, was raised recently to about 5oo,ooo men, and on a war footing, Austria-Hungary can raise about z,5oo,ooo trained men, with about 25oo guns. Drawbacks to the force as an organisation are that a very considerable number of the soldiers are Slavs, and so likely to be in sympathy with their fellow-Slavs, and that in peace time there was not a thorough training of reservists until comparatively recently. Military service is compulsory and universal throughout the Empire, extending to all races, and liability is from the nineteenth year to the end of the forty-second year. Actual service generally begins in the twenty-first year. To


quote the “Sttesman’s Year-Boo”: “The peculir Contitution of the Dual Monrchy is reflected in the organisation of its military forces. The firt line of the Austro-Hungarian Arm is under the common Government, and is known as the ‘ Common’ Army, which includes the troops raised in the newly annexed Provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Austrian Landwehr and Landalorm are, however, entirely separate from the Hungarian Landwehr and the Hungarian Landsturm. The two letter form the Hungarian National Army.” The weapon of the Austro-Hungarian Infantry is the Manlicher magazine rifle, Model 95, calibre, 315. The cavalry carry the Mannlicher carbine, which takes the same ammunition as the rifle.



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