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Postby scot47 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:39 pm

Maybe my views wer4e influenced by my experience of living and working in two areas that have a large Turkish presence. Dobrich (where the Turkish presence is mainly in the villages) and Shumen (which is still a very Turkish and Muslim town)

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Postby scot47 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:39 pm

And back in time to a cinematic version of 681. Asparukh Crosses The Danube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRqVgGvW6Vc

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Postby scot47 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:22 pm

Looking for information on Zeppelins in Bulgaria in WW1, I found that the base was in Yambol. LZ104 was one of those stationed there.

I heard a short piece on Radio 4 with commentary from a Tommy about watching a "Bulgarian Zeppelin" being shot down on the Salonika Front. I cannot find anything to support that in my online searches

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Z ... orld_War_I

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Postby scot47 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:47 am

Hearing about Iris Murdoch and her love for Major Frank Thompson, I googled and got this. Vechna Slava !

http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/jonathanallen/2 ... ers-of-it/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson,_Bulgaria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfrFwEyY0rE
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Postby scot47 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:03 pm

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/searc ... rmy&query=

Some photos etc from the Salonika Front

And crossing the Danube at Sitovo in Nobvember 1916.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205285864

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Postby scot47 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:41 am

http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/a-short-h ... a-campaign

If you are Central Sofia go to the British Military Section of the Central Sofia Cemetery. Many of the dead who lie there were rom "The Macedonian Mule Corps" who died on the Doiran Front, as the Alies fought the Central Powers, including Bulgaria.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... s/r/C16161
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Postby scot47 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:12 pm

Here is a bit more about 19th century migration of German-speakers into Bulgaria. I know Tsarev Brod (Endje) but not the other three,

http://www.dvhh.org/bulgaria/

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Postby scasparz » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:00 am

Well the shooting down of the German Zeppelin LZ-85 occurred on the night of 4th to 5th May 1916. Brits insist it was shot down at 03:15 by the HMS Agamemnon, while the French insist it was shot down by French gun fire.

Point is whatever the truth is the French had Zeppelin's skeleton transported to Thessaloniki and displayed by the city's hallmark that is the White Tower for a number of weeks as seen on this photograph.
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Father who was not born at the times told me about that incident, as he was told by his mother, it made a strong impression at that time. The place has not changed much, you may still walk on this very spot nowadays. No barbed wire thought.

For the record the ship's crew was arrested and sent to France. As for the skeleton it was sold to local merchants who made all kinds of artifacts out of it, from jewelry to whatever you may think, that were sold to the local folks. Sorry for I do not own any of them.

Many thanks scot47 for bringing this memory out.

As for Salonica's front, I have bought through eBay about a hundred postcards dating between 1916 to 1918. Most came through French sellers, many were still filled with the original messages in calligraphic letters of the times. I wish I could read French, call me an idiot, perhaps it is better I cannot. I just hope some day I will have them published, at least one of them is coloured, they truly mark the epoch.

Front had only been a few miles away from Salonica at the time.

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Postby scot47 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:09 pm

Your postcards sound interesting. Can I ask how much you paid ? How many have ever read of the other flights from Yambol ? See -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_104_(L_59)


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