The Vardar offensive

The Vardar offensive
By Euronews
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The last action on the Balkan front. Bulgaria capitulates to a multi-national allied force

1918: September 14-29


On September 14 the Vardar offensive was launched by the Allied forces on the Balkan front, and lasted a little over two weeks, ending on September 29. The shift of German troops to the Western Front left Bulgaria’s forces demoralized and depleted, at which point new troops supplied by Greek Prime Minister Eleutherios Venizelos were sent to press their advantage against the Bulgarians.

The success was swift and impressive- Bulgaria signed an armistice, removing yet another country from the war. King Ferdinand abdicated due to this military failure soon after signing the armistice. This was the last action on the Balkan front, and turned the balance of the war against the Central Powers.

Main picture: portrait gallery, University of Texas Librairies, public domain

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