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The Balkans, 1915–1916
1915
Oct. 6
 
Beginning of the great Austro-German campaign in Serbia. Belgrade fell (Oct. 9) and Semendria (Oct. 11).  1
 
Oct. 22
 
The Bulgarians (Gen. Jekov) took Üskub (Skoplje), and then (Oct. 28) Pirot. Nish fell (Nov. 5). A British and French attempt from Saloniki to block the Bulgar advance on the Strumitsa (Nov. 3–5) and on the Cerna (Nov. 12) was brushed aside. The Allies were again repulsed on the lower Vardar (Dec. 4–10) and forced to retreat to Greek territory.  2
 
Nov. 16
 
The Bulgarians took Prilep, then Pristina (Nov. 23), Prizrend (Nov. 29), and Monastir (i.e., Bitolje, Dec. 2). The Serbs were now in full flight into Albania, the Bulgars pursuing them and taking Dibra and Okhrid (Dec. 8), and ultimately Elbasan (Feb. 2, 1916).  3
 
 
 
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