Who's Who - Bosa Yankovich

Bosa Yankovich Bosa Yankovich served with the Serbian Army during World War One.

Prior to the First World War Yankovich played a notable role in Serbia's conduct of the Balkan Wars of 1912-13, in the course of which he was given command of Third Army.

Yankovich successfully threw back the (mismanaged) Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia once Austria-Hungary had declared war against Serbia on 28 July 1914.  He was was similarly active during the Serbian Army's Great (indeed epic) Retreat of 1915, fighting defensive actions for much of the way.

Yankovich served throughout the war, and in 1918 successfully commanded a combined Serbian/Montenegrin force in Salonika.

In slang a "beetle" was a landing craft for 200 men.

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