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Exhibition "100 years since the Battle of Kumanovo"


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On the 25th of October last year an exhibition "100 years since the Battle of Kumanovo" was opened at the Military Museum in Belgrade.

Article about the exhibition from the Museum's website: http://www.muzej.mod.gov.rs/en/news/24-10-2012/kumanovo-battle-exhibition-opened#.UQwzjWeQOFl

Article on Wikipedia about this decisive battle in the First Balkan War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kumanovo

Here are couple of pictures from the exhibition.

Serbian infantry officer's saber M1861/70

Bulgarian infantry officer's saber M1889

Serbian II Balkan War commemorative medal

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Serbian infantry rifle M1880/07 Đurić - Mauser - Milovanović system, 7mm

Turkish infantry rifle M1903 Mauser system, 7,65mm (on the bottom)

Serbian cavalry officer's saber M1895

Pocket watch of a fallen Serbian soldier found on the grounds where the Battle of Kumanovo took place

Serbian revolver M1891, Nagant system, 7,5mm

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White flag used as a sign of a Turkish surrender after the Siege of Adrianople (Edirne). There is an inscription on it saying that it was used by the Turks during the surrender and that it was taken down by order of the second lieutenant Dragiša M. Stojadinović, XIII regiment.

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Shashka that belonged to the commander of the fortress Mehmed Shukri Pasha

Lantern that belonged to the same person

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Reconstructions, from left to right:

1. Cavalry private, I call in new uniform

2. Artillery private, II call in old uniform

3. Infantry private, III call in his own clothes

Infantry private

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Serbian infantry rifle M1899/07 Mauser system, 7mm (on the left)

Russian infantry rifle M1891 Mosin system, 7,62mm used by the Montenegrin Army

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Knife, a gift given to Montenegrin Brigadier Janko Vukotić by Essad Pasha Toptani, commander of the defense of Scutari.

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Turkish infantry rifle Martini-Henry system M1871/1911, 7,65mm
Turkish infantry rifle M1893 Mauser system, 7,65mm (below)
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Serbian infantry rifle M1880/07 Đurić - Mauser - Milovanović system, 7mm

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Turkish officer's saber

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Turkish intelligence service report on preparations of the Serbian army along the boarder

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Copy of Turkish infantry rifle Martini-Henry M1871 made in Prizren and used by Turkish irregular troops

Dagger (Kama) that belonged to Major Vojislav Tankosić, Chetnik leader, a member of the Black Hand organisation and a participant in May Overthrow. Also a member of the Young Bosnia which organized assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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His initials along with the symbol of the Chetnik organisation - Human skull with two crossed bones, and a picture of him.

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Serbian infantry saber M1861/70 that belonged to the first Serbian Field Marshal (Vojvoda) Radomir Putnik.

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Serbian machine gun M1909 Maxim system, 7mm with an inscription: "People of the Niš district to their heroic II Infantry Regiment - Princ Mihailo"

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Flintlock pistol that belonged to Djavid Pasha, one of the Turkish commanders in the Battle of Monastir (Bitola). He surrendered himself to Serbian General Ilija Gojković.

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Serbian revolver M1891 Nagant system, 7,5mm

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For the end Balkan Wars commemorative medals.

I Balkan War Commemorative medal

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Huguenin inscription.

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II Balkan War commemorative medal

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Great thread and photos! The perfect companion to our discussion in The Great War forum regarding the Balkan Wars...

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/56754-the-balkan-wars-1912-13-as-prelude-to-the-great-war/

It would be great for you to join us with your perspectives!

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You are welcome Artan, I'm glad you find it interesting. There weren't that many items displayed, but some of them were very impressive. I especially liked dagger that belonged to Vojvoda Tankosić and Nagant revolvers.

@IrishGunner

Thanks for invitation, I will certainly take a look. :)

Best regards,

Radmilo

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You are most welcome Daniele.

I started one more topic with pictures of weapons from the collection of the Historical Museum in Belgrade. Just in case someone missed it here's the link: http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/54158-weapons-exibition-at-historical-museum-of-serbia/

Kind regards,

Radmilo

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