December 15, This Day during the World War l

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December 15, 1914 – The Battle of Kolubara was a major victory for Serbia over the Austro-Hungarian armies during World War I. The Austro-Hungarian armies were routed, and driven back across the Serbian border. After the Battle of Drina, the Serbian army retreated to the right bank of the Kolubara River. The Serbian Army had 250,000 poorly equipped soldiers, the Austro-Hungarians had a well-equipped force of 450,000 men. On 16 November 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Balkan Army group (5th and 6th Army), commanded by Field Marshal Oskar Potiorek, launched an attack across the river. Potiorek’s goal was to gain control over the railroad that led from Obrenovac to Valjevo and to use it for supplying his troops instead of using muddy roads in Mačva. The 5th Army, which held the northern part of the front, captured the town of Lazarevac which was held by the Serbian 2nd Army. In the south…

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