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johnny_bi
Posted: June 03, 2005 10:42 am
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Does someone have extensive information on the military campaign in Bulgaria during the russian-romanian-turkish war ? Strategy, tactics, etc?

I saw the interesting site Denes had indicated but there was little information about the Romanian involvement.
Actually all one could find is that Russia helped "gratuitously" the Romanian governement and, within the chapter "Start and course of the war" there is only one sentence regarding Romania: "Russia was joined by Romania with 40,000-strong army".

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Posted: June 03, 2005 10:59 am
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I have a book with history of romanian cavalry, were i found some information. I will look, and maybe i scan if i found free time.

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Carol I
Posted: June 03, 2005 05:26 pm
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Dénes has also started this topic: Article on the Rumanian Army of the 1877-78 War.

The article mentioned gives some information, although very brief, about the organisation of the Romanian army and its operations during the war.
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johnny_bi
Posted: June 03, 2005 11:30 pm
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I didn't see the thread... Thanks for the article ...

In my post above I reffered to an other article presented by Denes. Anyway , this article is also too short and it does not contain too much information...

I would like to find out some info regarding the whole campaign and the description of battles, etc...


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Carol I
Posted: June 04, 2005 08:46 am
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Here is another article describing the operations of the 1877-1878 war largely from a Russian perspective. It however mentions the Romanian involvement.

Russo-Turkish war 1877
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Carol I
Posted: June 04, 2005 08:54 am
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And another one - The Plevna Delay: Winchesters and Peabody-Martinis in the Russo-Turkish War - about the fights at Plevna (nowadays Pleven).
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Carol I
Posted: June 04, 2005 08:59 am
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Here is an image of the ossuary raised at Plevna (nowadays Pleven in Bulgaria) for the Russian and Romanian soldiers fallen during the 1877-1878 War.

(IMG:http://www.bulgariatravel.org/images/photo_889.jpg)
Source: BulgariaTravel.org
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Carol I
Posted: June 04, 2005 09:06 am
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Also from the same source, an image of the building housing a panorama which intends to recreate the atmosphere of the fights at Plevna. I have not seen the panorama, but as it was painted by 11 Russian and 2 Bulgarian artists I presume that it presents mainly the Russian point of view.

(IMG:http://www.bulgariatravel.org/images/photo_1407.jpg)
Source: BulgariaTravel.org
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Carol I
Posted: June 04, 2005 03:34 pm
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Doing some research for this topic I have stumbled upon the homepage of the Military Historical Museums in Plevna. It contains interesting descriptions of the various memorials of the 1877-1878 War. Among them there are several that relate to the Romanian participation to the war.

Besides the St. George Chapel-Mausoleum mentioned above, there is also the Romanian Mausoleum for the Romanian soldiers fallen during the fights at Griviţa.
(IMG:http://www.el-soft.com/panorama/images/240/grivica_240.jpg)

And in the same complex there is also a Memorial House of Prince Carol I which houses a collection of Romanian uniforms from the war.
(IMG:http://www.el-soft.com/panorama/images/exhibit/05-001_A.jpg)
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Posted: June 06, 2005 05:17 pm
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Thank you very much Carol I for the very interesting links you gave.
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Carol I
Posted: June 07, 2005 06:16 pm
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You are welcome.

I hope you have also noticed the link to Plevna from the article on the Russo-Turkish war 1877. It contains a map with the disposition of the Romanian forces around the Griviţa redoubts.

(IMG:http://www.xenophongi.org/rushistory/battles/plevna3s.jpg)
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Posted: June 08, 2005 06:32 pm
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For a complete study of the matter I strongly recomend "Armata română în Războiul de Independenţă 1877-1878" written by Cornel I. Scarfeş & Co. as the second book in Tradiţii militare Collection.
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Carol I
Posted: June 08, 2005 08:42 pm
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QUOTE (Mareşal Boboescu @ Jun 8 2005, 07:32 PM)
For a complete study of the matter I strongly recomend "Armata română în Războiul de Independenţă 1877-1878" written by Cornel I. Scarfeş & Co. as the second book in Tradiţii militare Collection.
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Posted: June 18, 2005 08:59 am
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QUOTE (Carol I @ Jun 4 2005, 08:59 AM)
Here is an image of the ossuary raised at Plevna (nowadays Pleven in Bulgaria) for the Russian and Romanian soldiers fallen during the 1877-1878 War.

I'm curious, are there tours organised in Romania to these sites specially to pay homage at these monuments? Are there annually held ceremonies there, commemorations? Or are they simply forgotten over the border.

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Alexandru H.
Posted: June 18, 2005 09:22 am
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I think that only Bulgarians honour them... :(
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