Durazzo (Durrës)
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Durazzo (Durrës)

Until 1921 the capital of the state of Albania, which was founded in 1912 on the initiative of the major European Powers. A strategically important Adriatic port. As Serbia had a claim on Albania, Serbian troops reentered the country during the first phase of the First World War, and were compelled to withdraw again in the course of Albania’s recapture by Austro-Hungarian, German, and Bulgarian troops in October 1915. Parts of the defeated Serbian army fled into the port of Durazz…

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Massignani, Alexandre, “Durazzo (Durrës)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0172>
First published online: 2015



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