SUPERB IMAGES FROM ONE OF WW1’S LESS-DOCUMENTED MILITARY FRONTS. SALONIcA FRONT IN WW1 also known as the Macedonian front, was a military theatre of World War I formed as a result of an attempt by the Allied Powers to aid Serbia, in the autumn of 1915, against the combined attack of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria. The expedition came too late and in insufficient force to prevent the fall of Serbia, and was complicated by the internal political crisis in Greece (the’National Schism’). Eventually, a stable front was established, running from the Albanian Adriatic coast to the Struma River, pitting a multinational Allied force against the Bulgarian Army, which was at various times bolstered with smaller units from the other Central Powers. The Macedonian front remained quite stable, despite local actions, until the great Allied offensive in September 1918, which resulted in the capitulation of Bulgaria and the liberation of Serbia. A superb original photograph album documenting life in the Field Artillery during World War One, including photographs from the Salonica front in Greece, 1914-17. Vintage album, maroon morocco over cloth binding, with a total of 126 original vintage silver gelatin photographs from 1914-18 (mostly 1916 and 1917). Pasted back to back on 17 thick card leaves final leaf on recto only. 13 leaves left blank at rear. Near contemporary captions underneath or alongside photos on the card leaves in black ink. Size: album – 4to (28cm x 23cm) / photographs – 21 of a larger size approx. 20.5cm x 15.5cm and smaller, 69 of a medium size (approx, 13.5cm x 9.5cm and smaller), and 36 of a diminutive size (7.5cm x 6.5cm and smaller). Spine of album torn with some loss to foot. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. The item “WW1 SALONICA campaign superb photograph album field artillery macedonia greece” is in sale since Thursday, June 10, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Photographic Images\Photograph Albums”. The seller is “kernoozers” and is located in Ascot. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Antique: Yes
- Colour: Black & White
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Greece
- Subject: Military/Political
- Singles/ Sets: Sets
- Date of creation: 1910s
- Original/ Reprint: Original Print