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Portuguese troops in Salonica ?


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Did the allied army of the Orient contain a brigade of Portuguese troops ?

 Just found myself on the Wikipedia page for Salonica, and the Portuguese were listed. Could be a spoof entry.

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Not that I know about, there are others on here far more knowledgeable about Salonika than I, so they may confirm or deny Wikipedia.  As far as I am aware the only Portuguese troops to fight in WW1 were on the Western Front.

 

Julian

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Sorry, I forgot the minor skirmishes between Portugal and Germany in Angola and PEA.

 

Julian

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I have read fairly extensively on the Balkan campaign and I haven't come across any reference to Portuguese troops, the 1000 Albania irregulars under Pasha were certainly there.

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Read a few books over the years about Salonika, but never seen any mention of a Portuguese brigade being sent there.

 Perhaps some officers , but not anyone else.

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On 07/12/2018 at 16:52, zebra99 said:

Did the allied army of the Orient contain a brigade of Portuguese troops ?

 Just found myself on the Wikipedia page for Salonica, and the Portuguese were listed. Could be a spoof entry.

 

The following source for the Portuguese brigade is stated, but I can't verify it:

 

Correspondance de guerre du général Guillaumat, p. 136

 

Titre Correspondance de guerre du Général Guillaumat: 1914-1919
Mémoires du XXe siècle
Auteurs Marie Louis Adolphe Guillaumat, Paul Guillaumat
Rédacteur Paul Guillaumat
Éditeur L'Harmattan, 2006
Original provenant de l'Université du Michigan
Numérisé 18 juin 2008
ISBN 229601366X, 9782296013667
Longueur 445 pages

 

From what I have been able to see, the source does not document the presence of a Portuguese brigade in Salonika whatsoever.

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