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grenadier corporal Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2022 10:34 p.m. PST

Just started reading IoW – the first edition which had to wait quite a long time since the purchase …
Prof. Duffy has my greatest respect – excellent information and very readable.
But after a few pages I encountered some surprising mistakes. Sopron is given as "Wieselburg" (should be Ödenburg), IR 3 is titled "Erzherzog Carl" (some 50 years in advance) and called a Hungarian regiment (which it never was, although being stationed in Hungary for some time and fighting there quite often).
These and a few other things do not add to my reading pleasure. There could be false information I am not aware of.
Can anyone tell me if those mistakes have been corrected in the second edition?

RittervonBek29 Aug 2022 2:17 a.m. PST

Hi, the Inhaber of IR 3 was Charles of Lorraine, Carl Lothringen. So very much the correct title.

IR2 is Erzherzog Karl and is Hungarian.

Odenburg and Sopron are the same place, a city in the Hungarian Sopron district. Wieselburg is in Austria proper.

grenadier corporal Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2022 2:37 a.m. PST

Then only the number is wrong.
BTW – Carl Lothringen was no archduke.
The mistake was to give "Wieselburg" (and not Ödenburg) as "Sopron".

RittervonBek29 Aug 2022 3:55 a.m. PST

Sorry I was not clear:

IR2 is Erzherzog Karl, a Hungarian regiment

IR3 is Carl Lotharingen, a lower Austrian regiment

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