Building my website I rely on contemporary sources, books, magazines and newspapers in german, as the website is german. I have no reason to complain since there are an abundance of publications. Not surprising since german was spoken all over central Europe, and Napoleon waged his wars all over the place. But since there is a discussion about the necessity of reading french books, I have a good question. When it comes to contemporary sources, I wonder whether my choise wasn’t so bad after all? Can french sources (publications) meet up with the sheer number of sources in german? And are these as versatile as the german ones. Tell me, since I am not able to explore french sources in dept, due to my poor understanding of french. Alfred.