Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. Dobro Pole was the catalyst for the collapse of the Central Powers and. With the transfer of German units to the western front in the spring of , the position of the Central Powers on the Macedonian front worsened. Materiel. Balkan Breakthrough has 13 ratings and 3 reviews. Bill said: A good book about a rarely discussed front of WWI, presented primarily from the perspective.
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David rated it really liked it Jan 09, The Bulgarians rushed to the defense of their homeland, abandoning Vardar Macedonia, in order to prevent a future occupation by the Entente. The Bulgarians, using information from escaped prisoners of war, determined that Entente forces would engage in hostile actions west of lake Poleein MonastirDobro Pole or Human.
On 3 November, Austria-Hungary was forced to sign an armistice on the Italian Front ending the war there. Development of the Macedonian Front 5.
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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Pages with related products. Set up a giveaway. While decisive in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there. Aug 03, Jonathan rated it liked it Shelves: About 4,—5, rebellious troops threatened Sofia the following day. Skip to services menu. It is written more at the strategic level, explaining how Bulgaria’s frusturations during the Balkan Wars before World War I shaped Bulgaria’s war aims of regaining Macedonia and a portion of Romania.
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Battldbrewkthrough. The title is misleading as the book covers the entire involvement of the Bulgarians and their allies and enemies in Macedonia from the Balkan Wars of through the catastrophic for the Central Powers battle of Dobro Pole and the collapse of the Bulgarian Army. Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. On the night between 14 and 15 September, Franco-Serbian patrols reported that the artillery barrage had dealt sufficient damage to the barbed wire entanglements separating the trenches.
Materiel baokan scarce and morale among the Bulgarian forces Greek units then focused on Sousnitsa the fall of which created an opening in the Bulgarian rear and put the surrounding units to flight. On 17 August, Hindenburg pledged to provide Bulgaria with support once the situation on other front permitted it.
The site of the breakthrough battle in Septemberthe allies had a clear range to invade Bulgaria and the Hungarian plain. The first phase consisted of a combined Franco-Serbian attack on the positions of the 2nd and 3rd Bulgarian Divisions, which was expected to create a breach of the frontline in the area of Dobro Dobrk, while also posing a danger to the Bulgarian supply lines on river Vardar.
There’s a problem loading this menu right now. With the transfer of German units to the western front po,e the spring ofthe position of the Central Powers on the Macedonian front worsened.
Battle of Dobro Pole
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While decisive in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there. Robert marked it as to-read Jan 25, The Bulgarian downfall turned the strategic and operational balance of the war against the Central Powers.
Showing of 6 reviews. During the course of the battle, the nd Division broke into two columns and suffered heavy casualties. Search by title, author, keyword or ISBN. The Battle of Dobro Pole In September, Entente forces undertook an offensive directed primarily at Bulgarian defenses at Dobro Pole.
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Having suffered heavy losses at Doiran, the Allied forces allowed the Bulgarians to peacefully withdraw over the border.
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Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Write a customer review. Get to Know Us. Hall Book Published by: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. While decisive in ending World War I in the region, the battle did not resolve the underlying national issues there. Battles themselves are not described in depth, so this is more a campaign history than the specific battle in the title. With Allied assistance, they launched a coup which secured Thessaloniki and most of Greek Macedonia, causing the National Schism.
Good writing, interesting photos and inadequate maps. David Galbraith rated it it was ok Jan 18, Other editions – View all Balkan Breakthrough: Materiel became scarce and morale among the Bulgarian forces deteriorated.
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