150 The Serbo-Bulgarian War, Part 1

The Serbian declaration of war came as a shock to Bulgaria, who now has to rush its soldiers from the Ottoman border to meet the invaders. Deprived of nearly its entire officer corps, the country looks ripe for conquest. Now. as the Serbs advance on 3 fronts, the question hangs in teh air, can the Bulgarians hold them off?



Major Characters in this Episode

Prince Alexander

Dragan Tsankov

Petko Karavelov

Stefan Stambolov

King Milan of Serbia

Atanas Uzonov


Timeline for this Episode

  • 1885, Nov 2nd – Serbia declares war on Bulgaria.

  • 1885, Nov 4th – The Battle of Kula

  • 1885, Nov 5-7th – The Battle of Slivnica

  • 1885, Nov 6th – Battle of Belogradchik

  • 1885, Nov 6th – The Battle of Breznik

  • 1885, Nov 7th – Battle of Gurguliat


An image of the Battle of Slivnica
An image of the Battle of Slivnica

Bulgarian volunteers in the war
Bulgarian volunteers in the war

A larger map showing the major troop movements
A larger map showing the major troop movements

A more detailed map of the Serbian invasion
A more detailed map of the Serbian invasion

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