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: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal - 'The New Mosquito' - a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. 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. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.