My Serbs are travelling to Serbia!

Suburban Militarism has received a communication from a nice fellow from Serbia enquiring about purchasing my Strelets WWI Serbian Infantry figures. He explained that he and some other colleagues are intending to create a display in Belgrade’s Military Museum on a key WWI battle involving Serbian troops (Cer or Drina were mooted).

From research the internet, Belgrade’s military museum looks extremely impressive and is located in a part of Belgrade’s ancient fortress, in the historical core of the city.

Building

Glad to help out with any military museum, I waived a fee for the figures and just requested a contribution for postage. Using a little spare underlay from a newly laid carpet at home, I fashioned a padded box for my troops safe transport over to their homeland. A little double-sided tape under their bases will hopefully keep them all in situ during transit.

By way of introduction, I’ve written a few words of greeting on the back of a postcard that depicts a man of the local Leicestershire Yeomanry cavalry.

Serbian infantry posted (4)

Serbian infantry posted (5)

Seems appropriate that, much like the liberating men of the Serbian army themselves at the end of the Great War, these troops are returning to their homeland as though from exile. Godspeed my Serbian lads (and perhaps lasses…)

And in other Serbia-related news, in an astonishing coincidence the BBC News website chose this week to include a story on Flora Sandes, a British woman who served in the front line with the Serbian army during WWI. Earlier in the year, I included a post on Flora Sandes and other Serbian soldier women who fought with great bravery in combat for Serbia in WWI. The BBC item also includes some information on the Salonica front during WWI and the nature of memorial commemoration of the fallen in the region. Well worth a read.

flora sandes
The BBC story on Flora Sands and the Salonica Front during WWI.

 

10 thoughts on “My Serbs are travelling to Serbia!

  1. just ordered ‘under the devils eye’ as mentioned in the BBC article, and yes my knowledge is ‘nil’ on this forgotten front. great to know your figures are now adorning a museum!

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    1. Yes, it’s really nice to know that they have a nobler purpose beyond ‘lagging the loft’. That book caught my attention too, so I might well source a copy for myself.

      Cheers

      Marvin

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  2. Congratulations!
    Not surprising as the figures are beautiful, but what a nice thing to have happen. And now you have a good reason to visit Belgrade.

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    1. Thanks! A really nice thing to happen. Yes – Belgrade would definitely be an excellent venue for one of my future military museum reports!

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