Naval cooperation between Serbia and Greece as an example of informal alliance in 1912–1913

Milićević J., Milić (2016) Naval cooperation between Serbia and Greece as an example of informal alliance in 1912–1913. In: The Serbian (Yugoslav)–Greek relation in first half of the twentieth century. Institute for Strategic Research : Media Center „Odbrana“, Beograd, pp. 225-252. ISBN 978-86-81121-14-6

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The paper points to the fact that despite efforts nearly a century old and unfulfilled agreement between the Allies from 1867-1868, at the beginning of the war with Turkey in 1912, Serbia and Greece were not bound by any formal agreement. Regardless of this fact, allied and military cooperation still existed. The most striking example of this was the Greek diplomatic support in terms of Serbian access to the Adriatic Sea. This, although unplanned and almost completely unprepared, turned into quite extensive engagement by the Greek merchant navy and maritime force in the transport of Serbian troops to the port of Shengjin for their participation in the siege of Shkodra. This action lasted from February to April 1913 and there were a number of problems, from those financial and technical to the political and military ones. However, the greatest challenge for the Serbian troops and the Greek fleet was a breakthrough and the subsequent attack on the Turkish cruiser Hamidiye

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISBN 978-86-335-0548-2 (MCO) COBISS. SR.ID 227812108.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balkan War, Serbia, Greece, diplomatic relations, naval cooperation
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Depositing User: Istorijski Institut
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 12:03
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2023 12:56

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