Frohe Weinachten!

Remembering those from all nations who found themselves far from home and loved ones in those Macedonian Christmases from 1915 to 1919.

German soldiers enjoying Christmas in the Balkans.

This postcard from my own collection shows a cheery and festive group of German soldiers in the Balkans. I have a small collection of cards related to Prussian Feldartillerie Regiment Nr 201 who were in the Vardar Valley for some of 1916, before moving to Rumania. There is no indication of the year depicted. The young chap at bottom left with a moustache is certainly from FAR Nr 201, whilst those in darker uniforms may be Schützen (Rifles).

And Joyeux Noël!

Author: Robin B

Robin's 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 joined the SCS in 2003 and served on the committee for 18 years as journal and web editor. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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