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Battle of Cer

Conflict: World War I
Date: August 16 to August 19, 1914
Place: Near Cer
Outcome: Serbian Victory
Combatants
Austria-Hungary Serbia
Commanders
Oskar Potiorek Stepa Stepanović
Pavle Jurišić Šturm
Strength
200,000 180,000
Casualties
25,000 killed or wounded
4,500 captured
4,785 killed or missing
11,215 wounded

The Battle of Cer was one of the first battles of the First World War. The battle was fought between the Austro-Hungarian army and Serbian forces; it marked the first Allied victory in the war. The battle improved Allied-Serbian relations because western faith in the competence of the Serbian army was much improved. Austro-Hungarian troops fought under the command of General Oskar Potiorek and Serbian troops under the command of General Stepa Stepanovic. Jump to: navigation, search World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Cer is a mountain (687 m) situated in Serbia (100 kilometers west of Belgrade) where from 12th till 19th of August 1914 the world war one battle of Cer was fought between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Jump to: navigation, search Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)     (without Kosovo and Metohija)  â€“ Density  7. ... Oskar Potiorek (1853 – 1933) was an Austrian administrator who served as the Austro-Hungarian governor of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1911 and 1914. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stepa Stepanović (Степа Степановић; March 2, 1856 - April 29, 1929) was a field-marshal (vojvoda) of the Serbian Army who distinguished himself in Serbias wars from 1876 to 1918. ... Jump to: navigation, search Pavle JuriÅ¡ić Å turm Pavle JuriÅ¡ić Å turm (Павле Јуришић Штурм) was Serbian general of Sorbian origin who commanded the 3rd Army of Serbia in the First World War. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Jump to: navigation, search Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)     (without Kosovo and Metohija)  â€“ Density  7. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Oskar Potiorek (1853 – 1933) was an Austrian administrator who served as the Austro-Hungarian governor of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1911 and 1914. ... Jump to: navigation, search Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)     (without Kosovo and Metohija)  â€“ Density  7. ... Stepa Stepanovic was a field-marshal (vojvoda) of the Serbian and Yugoslavian Armies who participated in Serbias wars from 1876 to 1918. ...


The battle is also known as Battle for Jadar, because the main operations were held near the estuary of the river Jadar.


Battle Summary

When the First World War started the Austro-Hungarian army under the command of General Oskar Potiorek pushed into Serbia across the Sava and the Drina. Šabac fell. The Serb Second Army under the command of General Stepa Stepanović advanced towards Cer, the Sumadija Division towards Sabac and the Cavalry Division towards Mačva. On the left flank the Third Army under the command of General Pavle Jurišić Šturm entered the battle. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Oskar Potiorek (1853 – 1933) was an Austrian administrator who served as the Austro-Hungarian governor of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1911 and 1914. ... Jump to: navigation, search Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)     (without Kosovo and Metohija)  â€“ Density  7. ... Å abac Å abac (Шабац) is a city located in Serbia and Montenegro at 44. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stepa Stepanović (Степа Степановић; March 2, 1856 - April 29, 1929) was a field-marshal (vojvoda) of the Serbian Army who distinguished himself in Serbias wars from 1876 to 1918. ... Cer is a mountain (687 m) situated in Serbia (100 kilometers west of Belgrade) where from 12th till 19th of August 1914 the world war one battle of Cer was fought between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. ... Macva District in Central Serbia Mačva (Serbian: Mačva or Мачва, Hungarian: Macsó) is a region in the northwest of Central Serbia. ... Jump to: navigation, search Pavle JuriÅ¡ić Å turm Pavle JuriÅ¡ić Å turm (Павле Јуришић Штурм) was Serbian general of Sorbian origin who commanded the 3rd Army of Serbia in the First World War. ...


During August 1914 a great battle was waged in the area of Cer, in which around 200,000 men with a great number of artillery pieces of ordnance took part on the Austro-Hungarian side, and around 180,000 men on the Serb side. The main battle at Cer lasted from August 16 to 19. The Serb Army won a great victory, pushed the Austro-Hungarian Army back across the Drina and completely thwarted their war plan. Jump to: navigation, search 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Cer is a mountain (687 m) situated in Serbia (100 kilometers west of Belgrade) where from 12th till 19th of August 1914 the world war one battle of Cer was fought between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. ... The Austro-Hungarian Army was the ground force of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. ... The Drina is a river on the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro. ...


Outcome

Around 25,000 Austro-Hungarian officers and soldiers were killed and wounded, and around 4,500 were captured. The Serb army lost around 16,000. As a result of the battle Austria-Hungary withdrew from Sandzak, delaying their offensive into Serbia. Austria-Hungary continued offensives into Serbia for the rest of the autumn of 1914 but were repulsed several times until 1915.


Legacy

Historical artifacts can be found in a museum located in the town of Šabac.Yee Yee Muthafucka Å abac Å abac (Шабац) is a city located in Serbia and Montenegro at 44. ...


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