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Encyclopedia > Battle of Morava
Battle of Morava
Part of Serbian Campaign (World War I)
Date 14 October 1915 - 9 November 1915
Location front from Leskovac to Negotin, Serbia
Result Bulgarian victory
Combatants
Bulgaria Serbia
Strength
1st Army- 4 infantry divisions: 145,000 2nd Serbian army- 8 infantry divisions: c.200,000
Casualties
Unknown, probably light 6,000

The battle of Morava occurred between 14 October 1915 and 9 November 1915 and the result was a defeat for the Serbian forces. Combatants Austria-Hungary German Empire Bulgaria(1915-1918) Serbia Greece(1916-1918) Montenegro France(1916-1918) United Kingdom(1916-1918) Italy(1916-1918) Commanders August von Mackensen Oskar Potiorek Nikola Zhekov Radomir Putnik Nicholas I Maurice Sarrail Adolphe Guillaumat Franchet dEsperey George Milne Panagiotis Danglis The Serbian Campaign was... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Leskovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Лесковац) is a city located in southern Serbia at 43. ... Negotin (Serbian: Negotin or Неготин) is a town and municipality in the Bor District of north-eastern Serbia, near the borders of Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. ... Anthem: Bože pravde (English: God of Justice) Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica  - President Boris Tadić Establishment    - Formation 814   - First Serbian Uprising 1804   - Internationally recognized July 13, 1878   - Kingdom of SCS created December 1, 1918   - SCG dissolved... Anthem: Bože pravde (English: God of Justice) Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica  - President Boris Tadić Establishment    - Formation 814   - First Serbian Uprising 1804   - Internationally recognized July 13, 1878   - Kingdom of SCS created December 1, 1918   - SCG dissolved... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In the beginning due to the harsh weather and the tough terrain the Bulgarian advance was slow but despite the desperate resistance of the enemy, there was a breakthrough near Pirot in 10 days. The Serbs retreated to the Timok and the 1st Army began chasing them. The battle continued for 27 days and the Bulgarians penetrated up to 90 km deep in the enemy's territory. The Serbs lost 6,000 men; 60 guns and huge amount of military equipment. Pirot (Пирот) is a city located in Serbia and Montenegro at 43. ... Serbs (Serbian: Срби or Srbi) are a South Slavic people who live mainly in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, to a lesser extent, in Croatia. ... A map of the region of Timok Timok (Cyrillic: Тимок) is a river in Serbia. ...


 
 

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