5/1/1916 Austria begins to settle accounts with Montenegro

After victory over Serbia the Austro-Hungarians now turn their attention to Montenegro. The small mountain kingdom had entered the war on Serbia’s side and is continuing to resist. Austria-Hungary’s Conrad is determined to crush this Slavic nation and then press on to attack Italian-occupied ports in Albania. Today his invasion of Montenegro begins, with Austro-Hungarian armies crossing the border from the west, north and east.

The Montenegrins put up stout resistance but the numbers and equipment of the Austro-Hungarians are overwhelming. Even though the Austro-Hungarians are attacking without the aid of their German allies, the outcome of this campaign looks certain.

image source (Wikipedia)

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