Latest books, journal articles and
Articles on Balkan military history
What's New -
Book of the
is the excellent 'The Defence and Fall of Greece 1940-41'
by John Carr.
Iain Stanford in the latest
edition of The Arquebusier on the 4th Austro-Turkish War 1663/4 and
the battles of Leva (Levice) and St Gotthard.
Peter Firstbrook's biography
of the American character Captain John Smith has an interesting Balkan
prelude because he served with the Habsburg's against the Ottomans
Bob Black has written a two
part article on the First Bulgarian Empire in 'The Hobilar'
the journal of the Lance and Longbow
'A Strangeness in My
Mind' by Orhan Pamuk
review – an encyclopedia of Istanbul or a love letter to the Turkish
city in all its faded, messy, dusty glory.
Warfare in the Balkans
Guide to museums and other sites of
2015 Balkan Anniversaries
Gallipoli campaign started in April 2015 and
in May Italy joined the war on the side of the Entente. In October,
Bulgaria joined the Central Powers and invaded Serbia.
Albania may celebrate the 1915 birth of Norman Wisdom, an unlikely
cultural icon in the Hoxha era.
In April 1815, the Second Serbian uprising led to the recognition of
Serbia as a semi-independent state. The Ottomans had more success a
hundred years earlier in July 1715 when the fall of Nauplion, ends
Venetian resistance to Ottomans in the Morea.
615 is the date usually ascribed to the Slav invasion of the Balkans
that led to the modern day Serbian and Croat states.
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