Serbia in The Great War The Great War

“General, Please Ask the Serbs to Slow Down…”

100 years ago, on September thirteen 1918, at dawn, the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in the Balkans, French General Franchet d’Espérey, ordered the ultimate offensive for the breakthrough of the Thessaloniki front.

Serbian Army which led the offensive on the ground performed the important thing position in a battle studied even in the present day at countless army academies all through the world, as a shining example of*superb victory.

At 5:30 a.m. the Serbian troops started and unstoppable surge from the Greek border back in to Serbia, to free their motherland, pushing the Austrians, Germans and Bulgarians out of their nation.

In 12 days they superior 800 miles on foot, forcing the French general to telegraph his counterpart within the Serbian Military, General Stepanovic: “General, please ask the Serbian infantry to slow down, the French cavalry cannot keep up the pace!”

General Zivojin Misic

General Zivojin Misic

The command issued by General Zivojin Misic to the Serbian Army on the dawn of the battle was brief and clear:
[quote_center]“Boldly press forward, without rest, to the utter limits of the human and horse strength. To death, just don’t stop! With the unwavering faith and hope: Heroes, forward! to the fatherland!”[/quote_center]
On September 13. 1918, the state which was at the brink of complete destruction in the fall of 1915 — occupied by the most powerful empires, left without the army, government and king — rose up from the ashes and amazed the world with its courage and willingness to sacrifice for freedom.