Armies in the Balkans 1914-18
Recent history should remind us that it was events in the Balkans which sparked off World War I (1914-1918), with the assassination of the Austrian heir Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the consequent invasion of Serbia by Austro-Hungarian armies on 2 August 1914. Nevertheless, the subsequent four-year war in that theatre is always overshadowed by the simultaneous campaigns on the Western Front. For the first time this book offers a concise account of these complex campaigns, the organisation, orders of battle, and the uniforms and insignia of the armies involved: Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian, British, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek and Rumanian.
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1st Army 2nd Army 9th Army Adrian helmet Air Corps Albania Army Group Art.Brig Art.Bty Art.Regt Art/How.Rgt artillery regiment August Austro Austro-Hungarian badge Balkan Battle of Doiran black velvet black branch-colour piping breeches Brig British Salonika Army Bulgarian button-colour Cav.Rgt Cavalry cloth dark red cloth silver/gold cockade collar patches companies comprised crown cuff dark blue cloth dark red cloth Divisional Dobrudja Dusan Babac Collection Eng.Bn Evzone field cap field tunic field uniform forces French Gendarmerie German gold russian greatcoat Greek grey-green Hungarian Infantry Division infantry regiments khaki King Nikola lnf.Brig lnf.Div lnf.Rgt lnfantry Rgt Lt.lnf.Rgt Macedonia machine gun Moldavia Monastir Montenegro Mt.Art.Bn NCOs November October Ottoman Ranks red cloth dark red cloth gold Regiment dark red Rumanian Salonika Sector September 1918 Serbian Volunteer Corps Serbs service and field shoulder boards shoulder straps squadrons troops tunic Vardar Wallachia Western Western Thrace