Bulgarian army in World War one

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by trickcyclist » 19 Sep 2008 13:28

Can anybody identify the badge worn by this Bulgarian soldier on his right breast?
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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by Vasil » 19 Sep 2008 13:44

It looks a little bit like this one:

http://forum.boinaslava.net/attachment. ... 1112039843

It is comemorating the campaign againts Romania. Do you know who the soldier is or where he fought? Where the picture was taken?

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by trickcyclist » 19 Sep 2008 13:53

Here's the writing on the back of the card, in two pieces.

First piece:
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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

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Second piece:
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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by Vasil » 19 Sep 2008 13:55

Here is another version but in German:

http://forum.boinaslava.net/attachment. ... 1118920490

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by trickcyclist » 19 Sep 2008 13:59

Here's the whole front of the card.

The man sitting on the right has the symbol for artillery on his shoulder strap, but there are no other numbers or cyphers on any of the other straps.
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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by trickcyclist » 19 Sep 2008 14:01

The shape of the badge in your images is slightly different, but it's close.

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by Vasil » 19 Sep 2008 14:02

trickcyclist wrote:Here's the writing on the back of the card, in two pieces.

First piece:
This means

My Dear,

I am sending you my photograph as a memory of the Great European War.
With me on the picture are my comrades - colleagues in the staff.

The second one is the name of Velichka Karakasheva from Varna( Apperantly his wife or a relative of some kind).

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by Kelvin » 28 Sep 2008 09:50

There are some addition to Russian armament stock in 1914 :
Actual figures in July 1914
4,652,0000 x rifles, 424,000 x revolvers, 4,152 x machine guns , 265,500,000 x bullets (altogether)

6,265 x 3 inch (76.2mm) guns with 6,433,000 shells

407 x 3 inch horse artillery, 440 x 3 inch mountain guns

88 x 4.2 inch (107mm)howitzer with 22,344 shells

534 x 4.8 inch (122 mm) howitzer with 449,477 shells

173 x 6 inch gun with 99,910 shells

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by Kelvin » 28 Sep 2008 10:06

Hi also Russian 1912 mobilization plan for munition stocks ( authorized figures)

4,559,000 x rifles, 436,000 x revolvers, 4990 x machine guns
2.745,000,000 x bullets

6,261 3 inch gun with 6,261,000 shells
493 x 3 inch horse gun and 481 x mtn guns (all 3 inch)

84 x 4.2 inch (107mm) howtizer with 91,200 shells

586 x 4.8 inch howtizer (122mm) with 512,000 shells

180 x 6 inch gun with 164,000 shells

If you compare Russian authorized figures with actual figures in July 1914, Small arms ( except MG) and light gun were adequate for war but heavier howitzer had shortfall problem.

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by Kelvin » 28 Sep 2008 10:17

Additional data on Russian fleet in Aug 1914

8 x battleships with 110,000 ton

6 x armored cruisers with 66000 ton

8 x crusier with 50000 ton , 120 x destroyer with 43000 ton and 32 submarines

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by Kelvin » 30 Sep 2008 12:32

Hi Adolpheit, you are right about Bulgarian equipped with French QF. I find some data : In Nov 1904, Bulgaria placed an order from Schneider-Creusot to purchase 324 x 75mm quickfirers (81 batteries) with 324,000 shells at 25,700,000 frances while Krupp only obtained 56 x mountain guns contract worth 3,150,000 frances. You are absolutely right on that.

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by trickcyclist » 03 Oct 2008 11:55

Can anybody tell me which Bulgarian units fought at Seret in Romania, January of 1917?

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by Vasil » 05 Oct 2008 20:13

trickcyclist wrote:Can anybody tell me which Bulgarian units fought at Seret in Romania, January of 1917?

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Those are the units that were part of the Danube Army namely:

1st Sofian Inf. Division - 1st Sofian Inf.Rgt., 6th Tyrnovo Inf.Rgt.,16th Lovech Inf.Rgt., 25th Dragoman Inf.Rgt.
41st Inf.Rgt., . 42nd Inf.Rgt. The division reached the Seret on January 5th 1917 and in February it was recalled to the rear of the front to prepare for its transfer to Macedonia which started in March.

The section of the front guarded by the 12th Inf. Division actually was taken by parts of the 1st Inf. Division on January 6th two days before the 12th Inf. Division left the Danube Army and was reassigned to guard the Danube sector around the town of Tulcea as part of the 3rd Bulgarian Army.

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Re: Bulgarian army in World War one

Post by trickcyclist » 07 Oct 2008 03:52

Thanks very much, Vasil.

I really appreciate it.

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