Battle of Doiran (1913)

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Battle of Dojran
Part of Second Balkan War
Date 22–23 June 1913
Location Lake Doiran
Result Greek victory
Belligerents
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Greece
Commanders and leaders
Pravoslav Tenev
Konstantin Kavarnaliev
Hristo Pakov
[1]
Mj. Gen. Konstantinos Damianos (3rd division)
Col. Leonidas Paraskevopoulos (10th Division)
Strength
2 infantry brigades 3rd and 10th divisions[2]
Casualties and losses
Half of forces committed suicide, or were wounded or captured. 252 killed
755 wounded[3]

The Battle of Doiran was a battle of the Second Balkan War, fought between the Bulgarian and the Greek army. The battle took place in June 1913.

The Greek armed forces, after the victory at Kilkis-Lachanas, continued their advance north and successfully engaged the Bulgarians at Lake Doiran. As a result of their subsequent defeat, the Bulgarian forces retreated further north.

Battle

The Doiran Lake was at the right wing of the Bulgarian line of defense. The 2nd Bulgarian Army was responsible for the defense of this sector.[4] The Bulgarian artillery was for some time successful against the Greek attack.

The Bulgarians evacuated the region and retreated north after several hours of fighting.

Bibliography

  1. ^ A concice history of the Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Hellenic Army General Staff Army History Directorate, Athens 1998, Table 6: "Commands and Headquarters of the Large Units (Formations) during the Balkan Wars, 1912-13"
  2. ^ A concise history of the Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Hellenic Army General Staff Army History Directorate, Athens 1998, paragraph 290
  3. ^ A concice history of the Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Hellenic Army General Staff Army History Directorate, Athens 1998, paragraph 291
  4. ^ Crawfurd Price W. H.. The Balkan Cockpit - The Political and Military Story of the Balkan Wars. READ BOOKS, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4437-7404-8, pages 307-309

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