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    Anonymous

    In 1885 the Serbs and Bulgarians were in a bloody conflict. They had many wounded soldiers on each side. Serbia had founded the Red Cross a few years earlier in 1876.  Bulgaria formed their Red Cross in September of 1885. They were both being offered additional assistance from the Red Cross organizations throughout Europe, but Bulgaria had a big problem. Serbia stood between them and Europe and the Danube River was frozen solid. They had many wounded and sick soldiers that were in dire need of medical treatment. What did the Serbs do? Let them freeze, starve and die? No! They did something that was unbelivable! They stoped the war for one day to allow medical supplies into Bulgaria! The Austrian Red Cross had contacted the Serbs about the need of supplying the Bulgarians with needed supplies, and it was  supported  by  the group of  Serbian surgeons, the Serbian Army Headquarters proclaimed the one-day armistice and opened the state border, allowing the Red Cross entry. The two delegations met near the small town of Pirot, Serbia.  That wasn’t the end of it! The Bulgarians were still short of medical supplies and the Serbian opened their medical supplies and shared with their enemy.
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    This act didn’t go unnoticed. The headquarters of the International Red Cross in Geneva hung up a plaque in their hallway that states “Be Humane Like Serbia in 1885″

    #431924

    Anonymous

    Nice story

    #431925

    Anonymous

    Indeed a nice story, however if the Serbs had not invaded Bulgaria in the back at the first place, they wouldn't have to deal with injured and dead people.

    #431926

    Anonymous

    "After the declaration of the unification massive protests broke out in Greece, who feared of the creation of a greater Bulgarian state on the Balkans, calling the government to declare war on Bulgaria. Serbia offered Greece a joint military action against Bulgaria but Greece rejected.

    Lured by Austria-Hungary's promises for territorial gains from Bulgaria (in return for concessions in the Western Balkans), Milan I declared war on Bulgaria on 14 November [O.S. 2 November] 1885.[3][4] The military strategy relied largely on surprise, as Bulgaria expected an attack from the Ottoman Empire it moved its troops near the borderline, in the southeast."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbo-Bulgarian_War

    #431927

    Anonymous

    Bulgaria – the badass of the south slavs

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