To the Babuna Pass …

There was little rest for the Brigade Jouinot-Gambetta and next morning (24th) it resumed its march into the hills towards the Babuna Pass.

I was lucky enough to come across a book by General Jouinot-Gambetta about the exploits of his brigade: ‘Uskub’ [Skopje]  Ou ‘Du Rôle De La Cavalerie D’Afrique Dans La Victoire’. Ideally I would have read it in time for the centenary, but that’s a job that will have to wait until retirement! In the meantime I will share some pictures and maps, starting with this one:

A map showing the advance of the Brigade Jouinot-Gambetta from the front line to the Babuna Pass, 22-25 September 1918.
The advance of the Brigade Jouinot-Gambetta from the front line to the Babuna Pass, 22-25 September 1918.

 

Author: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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