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Royal Serbian Army
Royal Serbian Army
Uniform of Serbian officer 1900.jpg
Uniform of infantry officer dating to 1900, displayed at the Military Museum in Belgrade.
Active1882-1918
Country Kingdom of Serbia
TypeArmy
Motto(s) ?, ?
Za veru, kralja i ota?astvo
"For Faith, King, and Fatherland" [1]
Field uniforms of the Royal Serbian Army, 1914.
Parade uniforms of the Royal Serbian Army, 1914.
Military ranks of the Royal Serbian Army.

The Army of the Kingdom of Serbia (Serbian: / Vojska Kraljevine Srbije), known in English as the Royal Serbian Army, was the army of the Kingdom of Serbia that existed between 1882 and 1918, succeeding the Armed forces of the Principality of Serbia and preceding the Royal Yugoslav Army.

Organization

Field armies

Orders of battle

Wars

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Serbo-Bulgarian War
(1885)
 Serbia  Bulgaria Defeat
First Balkan War
(1912-1913)
 Serbia
 Bulgaria
 Greece
 Montenegro
 Ottoman Empire Victory
Ohrid-Debar Uprising
(1913)
 Serbia
 Greece
IMRO
Kachaks
Supported by:
Albania
Victory
  • Suppression of uprising
Second Balkan War
(1913)
 Serbia
 Romania
 Greece
 Montenegro
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria Victory
Balkans theatre (World War I)
(1914-1918)
 Serbia
 Montenegro
 France (from 1915)
 United Kingdom (from 1915)
 Greece (from 1917)
 Italy (from 1915)
 Russia (1916-1917)
 Austria-Hungary
 Bulgaria (from 1915)
 Germany (from 1915)
 Ottoman Empire (1916-1917)
Victory

Military equipment

Armament

Weapon In use Notes
Rifles
Mauser-Koka 1881-1907+ 110,000 units. Known as kokinka (pl. kokinke). Upgraded Mauser Model 1871.
Mauser-Koka 1884 1884-? 4,000 units. Upgraded M71/84.
Mauser M1890 -1918
Mauser M1893 and M1903 -1918
Mauser M1899, M1899/07 and M1899/08 -1918
Mauser-Koka-?uri? 1907-18 Upgraded Mauser-Koka.
Mauser M1910 -1918
Berdan #1 and #2 -1918 75,000 units. Known as berdanka (pl. berdanci, berdanke).
Mauser Model 1889 -1918 known as belgijanka (pl. belgijanke)
Berthier M1907/15 1915-18
Gras M1874 -1918
Lebel M1886 -1918
Mosin-Nagant M1891 -1918
Machine guns
Chauchat -1918 3,838 units.
Lewis -1918
Maxim -1910 250 units.
MG 08 -1918
Schwarzlose -1918 [2]
Handguns
Chamelot-Delvigne M1873 and M1874 -1918
Gasser M1870 -1918
Nagant M1895 -1918
Ruby M1914 -1918
Grenades
Vasi? M1904/12 -1912

Uniform

See also

References

  1. ^ MO SCG 2007, p. 71.
  2. ^ Willbanks, James H. (1 January 2004). Machine Guns: An Illustrated History of Their Impact. ABC-CLIO. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-85109-480-6.

Sources

Books

Journals

  • Mijalkovski, Milan. "?etni?ke (gerilske) jedinice Kraljevine Srbije-borci protiv terora turskog okupatora." Zbornik radova Instituta za savremenu istoriju 09 (2007): 59-81.
  • Beci?, Ivan M. "Ratni dugovi Kraljevine Srbije u svetlu politike." Istorija 20. veka 3 (2010): 45-56.
  • Gavrilovi?, Dejan V. Fizi?ko ve?banje i vojska Kraljevine Srbije. Diss. Univerzitet u Beogradu-Fakultet sporta i fizi?kog vaspitanja, 2016.
  • ?or?evi?, Branislav D. "Training of the Serbian Army." Vojno delo 51.5-6 (1999): 149-165.
  • Denda, Dalibor. " ? 1912-1920." Zbornik radova Instituta za savremenu istoriju 12 (2014): 423-436.
  • ?uki?, Slobodan. "Contribution of the Military Academy to the development of military theory in Serbia in the second half of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century." Vojno delo 67.5 (2015): 401-425.
  • Mladenovi?, Bo?ica. "Vojska Kraljevine Srbije za vreme Balkanskih ratova u ogledalu nema?ke ?tampe." Ba?tina 22 (2007): 161-171.
  • Barovi?, Vladimir. "Voluntary participation in the armed forces of the Kingdom of Serbia as a possible model of professionalization of the armed forces of the Republic of Serbia." Vojno delo 62.2 (2010): 348-360.
  • Iveti?, Vladimir. Politi?ka uloga ministara vojnih Kraljevine Srbije od 1903. do 1914. godine. Diss. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences, 2013.

Symposia

  • Ratkovi?-Kosti?, Slavica (2010). "Vojska Kraljevine Srbije 1916. i 1917. godine. Organizacija i formacija" [Armed forces of the Serbian Kingdom 1916 and 1917. Organization and formation]. Prvi svetski rat i Balkan-90 godina kasnije, Tematski zbornik radova. Institut za strategijska istra?ivanja [First World War and the Balkans-90 years after, Collections of papers, Strategic Research Institute]. Belgrade: 101-117.


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