The original cover art for Margaret Cheney's Tesla - Man out of Time
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1874: Tesla Eludes Army Service

Tesla went to Tomingaj near Gračac to recover from Cholera and avoid the Army, from which he was a fugitive, due to required a compulsory three-years' service. Tesla later stated, "For most of this term I roamed in the mountains, loaded with a hunter's outfit and a bundle of books, and this contact with nature made me stronger in body as well as in mind."

Austro-Hungarian soldiers.
Austro-Hungarian soldiers.