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: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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