The Balkan Wars; 1912-1913 by Jacob Gould SchurmanThe Balkan Wars; 1912-1913 by Jacob Gould Schurman

The Balkan Wars; 1912-1913

byJacob Gould Schurman

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Excerpt: ... lot with Servia and Bulgaria. And a decree was issued for the mobilization of the Greek troops. THE WAR There is not time, nor have I the qualifications, to describe the military operations which followed. In Greece the Crown Prince was appointed commanding general, and the eve proved him one of the great captains of our day. The prime minister, who was also minister of war, furnished him with troops and munitions and supplies. The plains and hills about Athens were turned into mock battlefields for the training of raw recruits; and young Greeks from all parts of the world-tens of thousands of them from America-poured in to protect the fatherland and to fight the secular enemy of Europe. The Greek government had undertaken to raise an army of 125,000 men to co-operate with the Allies; it was twice as large a number as even the friends of Greece dreamed possible; yet before the war closed King Constantine had under his banner an army of 250,000 men admirably armed, clothed, and equipped;-each soldier indeed having munitions fifty per cent in excess of the figure fixed by the general staff. GREEK MILITARY AND NAVAL OPERATIONS The Greek army, which had been concentrated at Larissa, entered Macedonia by the Pass and the valley of the Xerias River. The Turks met the advancing force at Elassona but retired after a few hours' fighting. They took their stand at the pass of Sarandaporon, from which they were driven by a day's hard fighting on the part of the Greek army and the masterly tactics of the Crown Prince. On October 23 the Greeks were in possession of Serndje. Thence they pushed forward on both sides of the Aliakmon River toward Veria, which the Crown Prince entered with his staff on the morning of October 30. They had covered 150 miles from Larissa, with no facilities but wagons for feeding the army and supplying ammunition. But at Veria they struck the line of railway from Monastir to Saloniki. Not far away was Jenitsa, where the Turkish...
Title:The Balkan Wars; 1912-1913Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153693852

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