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The Salonika Campaign

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

Abstract

The railway from the strategically important port city of Salonika (Thessaloniki) in northern Greece to Belgrade via Skopje (Uskub) offered a direct route to embattled Serbia. In September 1915, with Bulgaria mobilising for an attack on Serbia, Britain and France accepted an offer from the pro-Entente Greek prime minister Eleutherios (Elephferios) Venizelos to land troops at Salonika. The force at Salonika was initially composed of Anglo-French units, many of which had come from Gallipoli. It was reinforced by the Serbian army in exile on Corfu, Italians and a small Russian contingent. It remained until the war’s end.

Keywords

Central Power General Staff British Troop Internment Camp General Autumn 
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© Matthew Hughes & William J. Philpott 2005

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  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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