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1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII The Third Austrian Invasion The
Battle Of The Koloubara We have seen that, during the first three
months of the war, Austria operated two distinct invasions of
Serbia. The First Invasion (the ill-fated Strafexpedition) was
defeated in the valley of the Yadar; the Second, undertaken by the
enemy doubtless with the object of eliminating once and for all the
menace in the south-eastern theatre, was scarcely less disastrous
to the Teuton cause. During this period Serbia had rendered very
precious service to the Allies by nailing down on her irontiers a
hostile force some 250,000 strong, and it is possible that the
winter of 1914 would have been an epoch of rest and recuperation
for King Peter's soldiers, had not the entry of Turkey on the side
of the Central Empires (October 7th) enormously extended the area
covered by the general operations and made the possession of the
railway from Beograd to Constantinople imperative if the Kaiser was
to establish communications with his latest Ally. One immediate
effect of this new and untoward development was to endow the
operations of the Serbian Army with a more vital interest. That it
would sooner or later become necessary for the Entente to take
offensive action with the object of cutting off the Turk from
Europe and opening up a warm-water route to Russia, was a military
deduction as self-evident as the natural corollary that Austria
would seek to forestall, them Jjy breaking through Serbia to
Bulgaria and linking up with the Ottoman forces in Thrace. The
Austrian authorities were aware that Bulgarian co-operation with
them waa merely a matter of time and strategy, and they accordingly
regarded the Serbian Army not only as the unique rampart which
blocked their progress to the Golden Horn, but as the sl...
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