The Serbian Victories of 1914 (Les Victoires Serbes en 1914)
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST
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The following study of the Operations in Serbia from August to December 1914, first appeared serially in the Revue Militaire Francaise during 1928. It was later published in book form. The book gives a detailed tactical account of the battles of the Tser and the Koloubara and a brief account of the Serbian invasion of Srem which occurred between these two operations. It also gives a brief outline of political and historical events leading up to the war. The strategical aspects of the operations are treated thruout the book and a conclusion at the end gives an analysis of the entire campaign. This study should be of interest to all sections of the school. There are good examples of counterattack marching capabilities of troops regrouping of armies the offensive-defensive type of battle to meet initial superiority of forces the influence of supply on tactical operations and the difficulty of maintaining offensive action as distance from a base of supply is increased. In the translation the term ist 2d, 3d Ban is used in designating divisions. This term indicates the relative degree of training and combat efficiency of a particular division. For example, a 1st Ban division is composed of the youngest and best trained men.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics