From Peć to Andrijevica

Description

This postcard shows the retreat, on foot, by the Serbian army and civilians through the harsh winter mountains of Montenegro, during the winter of 1915-1916. On its way through this region, the army lost its ox carriages, together with artillery, because it was impossible to use such transport in these conditions.

Russian war photographer and artist Samson Tchernof recorded the retreat, capturing the various hardships the army and civilians had to endure.

Full title:
From Peć to Andrijevica
Created:
1915 - 1916
Format:
Photograph / Postcard
Held by:
Narodna Biblioteka Srbije
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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