Titre du document / Document title
Serbia and Greece in the First World War : An Overview
Auteur(s) / Author(s)BATAKOVIC Dusan T.
Résumé / Abstract
The legal basis of Serbo-Greek cooperation during the First World War was the defensive alliance treaty and a military convention, signed in June 1913 prior to the Second Balkan War. The military convention providing the military assistance that was fully applied during the second Balkan War, became a source of misinterpretation and misunderstandings during the first two years of the Great War. In Pro-German Greek governments, it was the defensive alliance in case of Bulgarian attack only, but not in case of the attack coming from the third side (Austria-Hungary). Differing views, motivated by different priorities in potential participation of the Greece in the Great War, and disagreements on the interpretations of Greek-Serbian treaty of alliance of 1913, were not the obstacle for the Allies-organized transfer of defeated Serbian troops to Corfu in early 1916. The axis of the Greek-Serbian cooperation was, in the following years, based on mutual understanding between the two Premiers N. Pasic and E. Venizelos. Confident to eventual Allied victory, they were both fully committed to the Serbian-Greek strategic partnership as a main precondition to the long-term Balkan stability. Despite a number of internal and external pressures, Pasic and Venizelos have managed to overcome all the obstacles that were on the way of the mutually valuable Greek-Serbian political and military cooperation, especially on the Salonica (Macedonian) Front.
Revue / Journal TitleBalkan studies
Source / Source
2004, vol. 45, no
1-2, pp. 59-80 [22 page(s) (article)]
Langue / Language
Revue : Anglais
Editeur / Publisher
Institute for Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki, GRECE
Localisation / Location
INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 23067, 35400017354763.0050
Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 19963412