Photographer's Note

The Battle of Kaymakchalan was a battle that was fought between Serbian and Bulgarian soldiers on the Macedonian Front during World War I.
The battle was fought between 12 and 30 September 1916, when the Serbian army managed to capture the peak of Prophet Ilia while pushing the Bulgarians towards the town of Mariovo, where the latter formed new defensive lines. Between 26 and 30 September, the peak changed hands several times until it was decisively captured by the Serbian army on the latter date.

At the top of the mountain used to be a observation post of Serbian Supreme Command. After the breakout of the southern front and the return of the occupied territories, Serbian high command decided to transfer the observation post in Serbia.
Using ox cart, over traditionally bad roads, observation post is transported and then rebuilt in the park near the court, in today's Pioneer Park. It is located in the very center of Belgrade, across the street from the Assembly.
On the monument are inscribed the names of all the key Serbian generals, who commanded the First World War, as well as the names of French generals from the southern front.

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Additional Photos by Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 125 N: 954] (6557)
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