Armies of the Balkan Wars 1912–13

The priming charge for the Great War

Armies of the Balkan Wars 1912–13 cover

Armies of the Balkan Wars 1912–13

The priming charge for the Great War

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In 1912, the Balkan states formed an alliance in an effort to break free from the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Forming an army of some 645,000 troops from Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenego, they took on a force of 400,000 Turkish soldiers. Both sides were equipped with the latest weapons technology. This book looks at the diverse and sometimes colourful uniforms worn by both sides, paying special attention to insignia, weapons and equipment. It also gives an overview of the campaigns that became a 'priming pan' of World War I.

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction /Chronology /Armies of the Balkan League: Greece, Bulgaria, Montenegro /Armies of the Ottoman Army /Romanian Army /Irregulars and Volunteers: Albanians, Macedonians, Turkish, Italians /Weaponry /Aerial Warfare: balloons and the first combat use of aircraft

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Published 20 Apr 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781849084185
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 466
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Jowett

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