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SKRA DI LEGEN forgotten pivotal battle of the Great War

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guests

by the way here is another map from the museum of the armed forces that our three dimensional depiction was based:

 

battle-of-Skra-di-Legen-map.jpg

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a question:

 

the Greeks were flying reconnaissance missions at the Macedonian front since 1917, did at least one airplane flew above the Skra di Legen to observe the area?

 

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Breguet 14 1916

 

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JohnC

This trench map of the Skra (Lioumnitza) area might be useful to readers. It's French, 1:20,000 scale and dated to 20th May 1917. It pre-dates by a year the 1918 Battle of Skra di Legen discussed above but the topography, trench and place names will still be relevant.

This map is actually contemporary with the first Battle of Skra di Legen, an assault by the French 122e Division d'Infanterie and Greek allies on 10th May 1917. The assault reached the Bulgarian positions but was broken by enemy artillery and minenwerfer. The Bulgarians subsequently strenghtened the fortifications.

The map is provenanced to the 84e Regiment d'Infantry, part of the 122e, who attacked up the south-western slope and temporarily carried the trenches of Guet (ie watch, lookout), Flanquette and Brunes. The nearby croupe is named in their honour.

I hope this helps.

John

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@JohnC
thanks for the information :):)

 

"The assault reached the Bulgarian positions but was broken by enemy artillery and minenwerfer" that exactly was written to the wikipedia site that the allies a year before wanted to make the breakthrough but were unsuccessful

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Gardenerbill

In reply to guests aircraft question, if the Greeks had aircraft, they would almost certainly have been used both for reconnaissance before the battle and observation during it, there may well have been French aircraft in the area too. I think with regard to your game you could include both French and Greek aircraft.  

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JohnC

There is a detailed account of the 1917 battle in the history of 84e Regiment, here:

http://tableaudhonneur.free.fr/84eRI.pdf

An interesting point of detail is that the French were unable to use their own Aasen mortars because their feet couldn't be made secure on the rocky ground.

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keithmroberts

Unfortunately I can't get that link to work.

 

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JohnC

Hello Keith. Try this: google for "84e Regiment d'Infanterie" then pick the result with the words tableau d'honneur in it. That should take you to the pdf document. Bonne chance.

John

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keithmroberts

Thanks John

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@Gardenerbill
thanks for the information again :):)

 

our question was based according to this site
http://greek-war-equipment.blogspot.com (unfortunately now it has problems
showing the photographs from the photobucket.com) because we had seen some
airplanes in the world war one section

 

indeed the Greeks had purchased from the French the Dorand AR.1 and the Breguet
14 for bombing and reconnaissance

 

the Bulgarians would had purchased from the Germans the Albatros C.III but don't
think that they would had used their own domestic Jordanoff 1

 

the Breguet 14 and the Albatros C.III are already included in the map but only to
the cooperative mode (the singleplayer not the multiplayer)

 

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Jordanoff 1 1915

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