November 27, This Day during the World War l

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November 27,1915 – The Serbian army collapses. It will retreat to the Adriatic Sea and be evacuated by the Italian and French Navies. French and British divisions marched north from Salonika in late November under the command of French General Maurice Sarrail. However, the British divisions were ordered by the War Office in London not to cross the Greek frontier. So the French divisions advanced on their own up the Vardar River. This advance was of some limited help to the retreating Serbian Army as the Bulgarian Army had to concentrate some forces on their southern flank to deal with the threat. By mid-November, General Sarrail concluded that a retreat was necessary in the face of determined Bulgarian assaults on his positions. This was a nearly complete victory for the Central Powers at a cost of around 67,000 casualties as compared to around 90,000 Serbs killed or wounded and 174,000 captured.The…

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