Battle of Doiran (1913)

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Battle of Dojran
Part of Second Balkan War
Date22–23 June 1913
Location
Result Greek victory
Belligerents
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Greece
Commanders and leaders
Pravoslav Tenev
Konstantin Kavarnaliev
Hristo Pakov
Kingdom of Greece Konstantinos Damianos[1]
(3rd division)
Kingdom of Greece Leonidas Paraskevopoulos
(10th Division)
Units involved
Kingdom of Bulgaria 2nd Army Kingdom of Greece 3rd Division
Kingdom of Greece 10th Division[2]
Strength
2 infantry brigades 2 divisions
Casualties and losses
half of forces killed, wounded or captured. 252 killed
755 wounded[3]

The Battle of Doiran was a battle of the Second Balkan War, fought between the Bulgarian and the Greek army. The battle took place in June 1913.

The Greek armed forces, after the victory at Kilkis-Lachanas, continued their advance north and successfully engaged the Bulgarians at Lake Doiran. As a result of their subsequent defeat, the Bulgarian forces retreated further north.

Battle[edit]

The Doiran Lake was at the right wing of the Bulgarian line of defense. The 2nd Bulgarian Army was responsible for the defense of this sector.[4] The Bulgarian artillery was for some time successful against the Greek attack.

The Bulgarians evacuated the region and retreated north after several hours of fighting.

Bibliography[edit]

  1. ^ A concice history of the Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Hellenic Army General Staff Army History Directorate, Athens 1998, Table 6: "Commands and Headquarters of the Large Units (Formations) during the Balkan Wars, 1912-13"
  2. ^ A concise history of the Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Hellenic Army General Staff Army History Directorate, Athens 1998, paragraph 290
  3. ^ A concice history of the Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Hellenic Army General Staff Army History Directorate, Athens 1998, paragraph 291
  4. ^ Crawfurd Price W. H.. The Balkan Cockpit - The Political and Military Story of the Balkan Wars. READ BOOKS, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4437-7404-8, pages 307-309