Česi i Srbi iz Banata i drugih austrougarskih zemalja u Sprskoj dobrovoljačkoj diviziji na frontu u Dobrudži

Title in English Czechs and Serbs from Banat and other Austro-Hungarian Countries in the First Serbian Volunteer Division on the Front Line in Dobrudzha
Authors

ŠTĚPÁNEK Václav

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MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description The fact that Czech soldiers and special officers participated in the combat actions of the first Serbian volunteer division on the front line in Dobrudja is not well known in the Czech or Serbian public. The attachment speaks about this phenomenon. Serbian authorities tried to set up a refugee army in Russia. The army was to be formed from the ranks of captured Serbs from the Austro-Hungarian army. Thus, in the beginning of 1916, the formation of a Serbian volunteer division began in Odessa. However, in the newly formed Serbian volunteer division, it has decided to enter also many captured Czechs. With the Serbian division they fought in Dobrudja against the Bulgarian and German troops. Many of them later occupied prominent positions in Czechoslovak legions formed in Russia and retained these positions after returning to their homeland.
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