4/12/1915 Albania: the retreating Serbs elude their pursuers

The Serbian army and its civilian followers are fleeing for their lives through the mountains of Albania. As they march their numbers are being cut down by hunger, cold and disease. Stragglers also face attack by Albanian raiders, whether motivated by patriotic dislike of the Serbs or a desire for plunder. But the Serbs have at least one thing to be thankful of. The three armies that invaded Serbia (Bulgarian, German and Austro-Hungarian) have given up the pursuit, leaving the Serbs to the tender mercies of the elements. The desperate Serbs press on, anxiously hoping to reach the coast and evacuation by the Allied navies.

image source (Heroes of Serbia)

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