The Region Of Niš And The Morava-vardar Route In Strategic Conception And Military Plains Of The Yugoslav Military Leadership 1918-1941 Cover Image

Niška oblast i moravsko-vardarski pravac u strategijskim zamislima i ratnim planovima Jugoslovenskog vojnog vrha 1918-1941
The Region Of Niš And The Morava-vardar Route In Strategic Conception And Military Plains Of The Yugoslav Military Leadership 1918-1941

Author(s): Dalibor Velojić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: Niš; military plans; military; Bulgaria

Summary/Abstract: Niš, as the crossroads of ways and the city with a very sensitive position, presented for Serbian state a very important military centre towards Bulgaria in the east and Turkey in the west. After the end of the First World War and following the union, together with Skoplje, it undertook the task of defending the eastern border ofthe newly established state. Its strategic importance can be best taken into account from military plans made by Yugoslav general headquarters inthe period between two world wars. The basic conception of those military plans pointed at defense of the main route, spreading along the valley of the river Nišava, as well as supporting valleys of the rivers Timok and Vlasina. On the basis of these plans, the in-tention of the Yugoslav military leadership to position a strong garnison in Niš, seemed justified.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 43-62
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian