This web page, published by the Military Postal History Society, contains images of frame 1 of 10 for the The Expansion of Serbia 1876 to 1921 exhibit pages created by the late Al Kugel. This exhibit was created by, and is the property of the late Al Kugel, and is being supplied by his heirs as a courtesy to the Military Postal History Society.
This exhibit documents through contemporary postal material the tumultuous story of the expansion of Serbia in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The events depicted were triggered by an uprising against the Ottoman Empire by the Christian Slavs in Bosnia-Hercegovina in 1875, which provoked an unsuccessful Serbian attack on Turkey. Subsequently, the intervention of Russia in the war against the Turks rescued the Serbs and enhanced their territory. Later, additional wars were fought against both the Ottoman Empire and against its Balkan neighbors in conflicts over the division of the spoils of Turkey's lost possessions in Europe. Following the end of World War I, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later renamed Jugoslavia) was created, with the Serbs playing a dominant political role.
To view the text within all 10 frame images, see: web page containing the text content of all 10 exhibit frames.