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Map of the Serbian campaign, renewed in 1915.

October 7 saw Serbia invaded by Germany and Austria-Hungary. Fierce fighting took place around Belgrade, which fell to the invaders October 9.

With Bulgaria having entered the way, German is now able to send heavy artillery (with well-trained and experienced crews) to Gallipoli, along with modern aircraft. The Allied lines find themselves viciously attacked by this new enemy.

 

In Mesopotamia, surprised at the ferocity and early successes of the British force, the Ottomans have formed a new army to defend Baghdad.

General Goltz.

The German general Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, currently commanding the Ottoman First Army, has been reassigned to this one. The 72-year-old is a renowned military historian and tactician, having written several books on the subject.

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