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)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s