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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With Bulgaria and Austria-Hungary out of the war Germany would have been forced to negotiate a peace agreement. The attack was rebuffed with the loss of Greeks and roughly the same number of French lives and attempts to take the area were suspended.

Balkan Breakthrough tells the story of that battle and its consequences. Outside of that one wonders why the Allies could not knock out Bulgaria sooner. Books by Richard C. The Greek entry into the war, along with the 24 division reinforcements that the army had received in the spring of the same year, created a strategic advantage for the Entente.

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Read more Read less. On the morning of 16 September, the Serbians overran the Kozjak mountain range and the Golo Bilo peak.

Description With the transfer of German units ple the western front in the spring ofthe position of the Central Powers on the Macedonian front worsened.


Battle of Dobro Pole

Good writing, interesting photos and inadequate maps. Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicated and went into exile the following day. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Entente Command perceived in Macedonia an excellent opportunity to apply additional pressure to the Germans, who were already retreating on the western front. Clearly this was written on a word processor. Bulgaria during World War I. One person found this helpful. The writing is good, but breakhrough maps are not particularly helpful. The offensive immediately caused a wave breakthrouugh mass desertion among the Bulgarian units; the remaining infantrymen and artillery squadrons bartle not able to hold their ground.

Materiel became scarce and morale among the Bulgarian forces 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 Pole, while also posing a danger to the Bulgarian supply lines on river Vardar.

Balkan Breakthrough: The Battle of Dobro Pole by Richard C. Hall

Purchase Buy This Book in Print. Entente casualties amounted to 1, Frenchmen and Serbians killed in action. Bulgarian forces failed at putting a stop to the Allied offensive, abandoning their wounded and large quantities of military equipment.

Dozens of places are mentioned in the text that don’t appear on any map. On 17 AugustBulgaria invaded Greeceeasily conquering all Greek territory east of the Strumasince the Greek Army was ordered not to resist by the pro-German King Constantine. The Battle of Dobro Pole Retrieved from ” https: In case of a collapse of the front between Dobro Pole and Tzena, the 1st Bulgarian and 11th German [Note 1] armies would either be annihilated or, in less favorable circumstances, perform an organised retreat to a new defensive line on river Crna.


In fact, some of the sentences are so mangled that one has to wonder if the author’s first language is English. Using dispersed bluffs as cover, soldiers of the Shumadia Division took over Veternik, Kamene and the western part of a nearby mountain range with considerable difficulty. Hardcoverpages.

Fall NYMAS Review [Hall’s] recreation of the morale crisis that eroded the fighting capability of the Bulgarian Army generally, and underlay its collapse at Dobro Pole and afterward, is batgle welcome addition to the history of a largely ignored front of the First World War.

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