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Serbia in the Great War by bojao Serbia in the Great War by bojao

 On September 13, 1918, at dawn, the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in the Balkans, French General Franchet d’Espérey, ordered the final offensive for the breakthrough of the Thessaloniki front. Serbian Army which led the offensive on the ground played the key role in a counter-offensive breakthrough studied even today at countless military academies throughout the world, as a shining example of a glorious victory.

At 5:30 a.m. the Serbian troops began an unstoppable surge from the Greek border back in to Serbia, to free their motherland, pushing the Austrians, Germans and Bulgarians out of their country. In 12 days they advanced 800 miles on foot, forcing the French general to telegraph his counterpart in the Serbian Army, General Stepanovic: “General, please ask the Serbian infantry to slow down, the French cavalry cannot keep up the pace!”

The command issued by General Zivojin Misic to the Serbian Army at the dawn of the battle was brief and clear:

“Boldly press forward, without rest, to the utter limits of the human and horse strength. To death, just don’t stop! With the unwavering faith and hope: Heroes, forward! to the fatherland!”

On September 13 1918, the state which was at the brink of complete destruction in the fall of 1915 — occupied by the most powerful empires, left without the army, government and king — rose up from the ashes and amazed the world with its courage and willingness to sacrifice for freedom.

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SaphoArt Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Moderator) Prosto fenomenalno, ostao sam bez teksta... Emote| AW Geez! 
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BWald1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me post in our gallery. I've sent you another invite to share this in my newest Gallery. I hope you will also accept and join as a senior member.

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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016   General Artist
absolutely fantastic work!
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bojao Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you! :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016   General Artist
no problem :)
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BWald1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a brilliant work and deserves Art Gallery showcase. If you can re-photograph it with no outside edges showing we would be honored to showcase it in our Featured Gallery.

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bojao Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Thanks, I'm glad that you like it :) .. I can not, the drawing is no longer with me, I sold it.
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BWald1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going out on a limb and sending you an invite to re-submit.

I love this piece and it deserves showing.
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LovacH8 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Свака част!
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Hvala! :)
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KateFrankienaBeck Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is very realistic and amazing drawing! 
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you! :)
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KateFrankienaBeck Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ;)
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Piece-Piece Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist
This is very realistic and detailed! I also love the composition of the soldiers/scenes. How long did this take you?
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you! I have no idea, maybe about 50-60 hours..
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Piece-Piece Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Woah, you've got a lot of patience.
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MSchmitzz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Thx! :)
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Kelocres Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
I know nothing about the Great War(except the most basic things), but the way your made the uniforms and the details is amasing.
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
It was very sad and tragic time in history... Thx! :)
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gregchapin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing detail!
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you! :)
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gregchapin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Youre welcome!
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LaGelfling Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you! :)
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mwgpe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! One of the best drawings I have seen on DA.
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Wow!!! :) Thank you! :)
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ChibiChomper Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Photographer
Looks like they will jump right out of the page. :iconwow:
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bojao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
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ChibiChomper Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional Photographer
:p yw
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