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Author Wakefield, Alan.

Title Under the devil's eye : the British military experience in Macedonia, 1915-18 / Alan Wakefield and Simon Moody
Published Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2011
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents Arrival at 'Salonique' -- Into a Serbian winter -- The 'Birdcage' -- Moving up country -- The First Battle of Doiran : April 1917 -- The First Battle of Doiran : May 1917 -- Warfare along the Struma -- Life in the front line -- Life behind the lines -- Medical provision and hospital life -- War in the clouds -- The Second Battle of Doiran -- Victory and beyond -- Epilogue : Salonika and after
Summary "The book describes how British offensive operations were designed to divert Bulgarian resources from major Franco-Serbian offensives. The British attack of spring 1917 (First Battle of Doiran) was a disappointment, which contrasted with successful aggressive raiding in the Struma Valley. Even in September 1918, with Bulgaria on the verge of collapse, the British were again fought to a standstill at Doiran by the elite 9th (Pleven) Division. Allied victory less than two weeks later came as a shock to troops in Macedonia who had endured three years fighting against a tough enemy, extremes of climate and the threat of disease. From first-hand accounts we learn of the conditions experienced both in the front line operations and in base areas ... The war in the air is also ... covered"--Jacket
Notes Includes Order of battle
Originally published: Stroud : Sutton, 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bulgaria. Armii͡a -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Great Britain. Army. British Salonica Force.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Balkan Peninsula.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Greece -- Thessalonikē.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Struma River Valley (Bulgaria and Greece)
Macedonia -- History -- 1912-1945.
Genre/Form Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Moody, Simon.
ISBN 1844682668 (electronic bk.)
9781844682669 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles British military experience in Macedonia, 1915-18