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
King Milan of Serbia
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
Bulgarian volunteers in the war
A larger map showing the major troop movements
A more detailed map of the Serbian invasion