On Serbian Army Sojourn in Corfu in the Year 1916 Cover Image

О боравку српске војске на Крфу 1916. године
On Serbian Army Sojourn in Corfu in the Year 1916

Author(s): Božica Mladenović, Milić J. Milićević
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Serbian army; 1916; Corfu; Theodore Velianitis

Summary/Abstract: In April 1916, Greek deputy Theodore Velianitis has published two newspaper articles in the magazine “ Athens” where he described the sojourn of Serbian army on the Greek island of Corfu during spring of the year 1916. Editorship of the Serbian magazine “Great Serbia”, which was published in Thessaloniki, took over and republished these two articles as a whole and made them available to Serbian readers. In the articles titled “Pictures from Corfu” and “Serbs in Corfu” two central themes can be distinguished: the Serbian army and its sojourn in Corfu in spring 1916 and the layout of the Greek island of Corfu under the pressure of an enormous number of Serbian soldiers. Tone of the Theodore Velianitis’ exposure reveals his admiration for the physical endurance of the Serbian army until their arrival in Corfu and their moral qualities they expressed during their sojourn on the island. He stated that the population of Corfu has tripled, after the arrival of more than 130,000 soldiers of the Serbian army. This has caused many problem in different areas, like housing and nourishment.By purchasing food, Serbian troops have exhausted all food reserves and have led local residents to the brink of starvation. On the other hand, this have led to the futher enrichment of enterprising part of the Greek population.Velianitis’ statements and description of these conditions are precious.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 32
  • Page Range: 543-552
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian