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Royal Serbian Army

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The Army of the Kingdom of Serbia (Serbian: Војска Краљевине Србије / Vojska Kraljevine Srbije), known in English as the Royal Serbian Army, was the army of the Kingdom of Serbia that existed between 1882 and 1918, succeeding the Armed forces of the Principality of Serbia and preceding the Royal Yugoslav Army.

Royal Serbian Army
Moritz Ruhl - Serbische Armee 1914 - Felduniformen.jpg
Field uniforms of the Serbian Army during the Balkan Wars.
Active1882–1918
Country Kingdom of Serbia
TypeArmy
Motto(s)За веру, краља и отачаство
Za veru, kralja i otačastvo
"For the Faith, King and Fatherland" [1]

Contents

OrganizationEdit

WarsEdit

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Serbo-Bulgarian War
(1885)
  Serbia   Bulgaria Defeat
First Balkan War
(1912–13)
  Serbia
  Bulgaria
  Greece
  Montenegro
  Ottoman Empire Victory
Second Balkan War
(1913)
  Serbia
  Romania
  Greece
  Montenegro
  Ottoman Empire
  Bulgaria Victory
Serbian Campaign
(World War I)

(1914–18)
  Serbia
  Russian Empire (until 1917)
  France (from 1915)
  British Empire (from 1915)
  Montenegro
  Italy (from 1915)
  Greece (from 1917)
  Austria-Hungary
  German Empire (from 1915)
  Bulgaria (from 1915)
Victory
  • Serbia regained its territory, occupied from 1915−1918.
  • Proclamation of Podgorica Assembly in Montenegro of unification with Serbia
  • Unification of Slavic inhabited lands of Austria-Hungary with Serbia to form Yugoslavia
  • Treaty of Neuilly

Military equipmentEdit

ArmamentEdit

Weapon In use Notes
Rifles
Mauser-Koka 1881–1907+ 110,000 units. Known as kokinka (pl. kokinke). Upgraded Mauser Model 1871.
Mauser-Koka 1884 1884–? 4,000 units. Upgraded M71/84.
Mauser M1890 –1918
Mauser M1893 and M1903 –1918
Mauser M1899, M1899/07 and M1899/08 –1918
Mauser-Koka-Đurić 1907–18 Upgraded Mauser-Koka.
Mauser M1910 –1918
Berdan #1 and #2 –1918 75,000 units. Known as berdanka (pl. berdanci, berdanke).
Mauser Model 1889 –1918 known as belgijanka (pl. belgijanke)
Berthier M1907/15 1915–18
Gras M1874 –1918
Lebel M1886 –1918
Mosin–Nagant M1891 –1918
Machine guns
Chauchat –1918 3,838 units.
Lewis –1918
Maxim –1918
MG 08 –1918
Schwarzlose –1918 [2]
Handguns
Chamelot-Delvigne M1873 and M1874 –1918
Gasser M1870 –1918
Nagant M1895 –1918
Ruby M1914 –1918
Grenades
Vasić M1904/12 –1918

UniformEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MO SCG 2007, p. 71.
  2. ^ Willbanks, James H. (1 January 2004). Machine Guns: An Illustrated History of Their Impact. ABC-CLIO. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-85109-480-6.

SourcesEdit

Books
  • W. H. Crawfurd Price (1918). Serbia's Part in the War ... Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company. (  Public domain)
  • Milićević, Milić; Popović, Ljubodrag (2003). Генерали војске Кнежевине и Краљевине Србије. Vojnoizdavački zavod.
  • Vasić, Pavle (1980). Uniforme srpske vojske: 1808-1918. Jugoslavija.
  • Milkić, Miljan (2003). "Специфичности верског живота у војсци Кнежевине–Краљевине Србије". Војно дело.
Journals
  • Mijalkovski, Milan. "Četničke (gerilske) jedinice Kraljevine Srbije–borci protiv terora turskog okupatora." Zbornik radova Instituta za savremenu istoriju 09 (2007): 59-81.
  • Becić, Ivan M. "Ratni dugovi Kraljevine Srbije u svetlu politike." Istorija 20. veka 3 (2010): 45-56.
  • Gavrilović, Dejan V. Fizičko vežbanje i vojska Kraljevine Srbije. Diss. Univerzitet u Beogradu-Fakultet sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja, 2016.
  • Đorđević, Branislav D. "Training of the Serbian Army." Vojno delo 51.5-6 (1999): 149-165.
  • Denda, Dalibor. "Српска војска у предвечерје епохе ратова 1912–1920." Zbornik radova Instituta za savremenu istoriju 12 (2014): 423-436.
  • Đukić, Slobodan. "Contribution of the Military Academy to the development of military theory in Serbia in the second half of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century." Vojno delo 67.5 (2015): 401-425.
  • Mladenović, Božica. "Vojska Kraljevine Srbije za vreme Balkanskih ratova u ogledalu nemačke štampe." Baština 22 (2007): 161-171.
  • Barović, Vladimir. "Voluntary participation in the armed forces of the Kingdom of Serbia as a possible model of professionalization of the armed forces of the Republic of Serbia." Vojno delo 62.2 (2010): 348-360.
  • Ivetić, Vladimir. Politička uloga ministara vojnih Kraljevine Srbije od 1903. do 1914. godine. Diss. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences, 2013.
Symposia
  • Ratković–Kostić, Slavica (2010). "Vojska Kraljevine Srbije 1916. i 1917. godine. Organizacija i formacija" [Armed forces of the Serbian Kingdom 1916 and 1917. Organization and formation]. Prvi svetski rat i Balkan–90 godina kasnije, Tematski zbornik radova. Institut za strategijska istraživanja [First World War and the Balkans–90 years after, Collections of papers, Strategic Research Institute]. Belgrade: 101–117.