List of additions and updates

 

 

2010

10 July

added The Italian Army in Macedonia and The Italian Army in Albania

added a map and updated The defence of the Aegean seacoast during World War I

9 August

added The red booklet (1889) and The strange case of the Bulgarian Madsen

revised Direction for firing in field and mountain artillery (1902)

31 August

added The strength of the Romanian Artillery on 15 August 1916 and The strength of the Romanian Artillery on 1 January 1918

added a picture and updated Krupp 8cm field gun

6 September

added General direction for the tactical employment of large military units

26 September

added Drawings of 120 mm Schneider howitzer

added some pictures and updated Schneider – 120mm and 150mm QF howitzers, Schneider-Canet 150mm QF heavy howitzer M. 1910 and Schneider-Canet 105mm QF light howitzer M. 1910

30 September

added Schneider field howitzer sight

7 October

added 80mm De Bange converted in a QF gun and Artillerie-Kraftzugmaschine KD I

revised Putilov 76.2mm FlaK M. 1902 and Krupp 88mm FlaK M. 1917

27 October

revised and expanded Direction for firing in field and mountain quick-firing artillery and Field service regulations for quick-firing field artillery

14 November

added The Bulgarian Army at the beginning of the World War

added a picture The red booklet (1889)

22 November

added general Georgi Vazov’s Instructions on siege warfare

revised Direction for the employment of the field artillery in combat (1915)

9 December

added Ammunition for Schneider 75mm field gun

15 December

added Universal shells for quick-firing field guns

29 December

added 75mm Krupp M. 1880 and 87mm Krupp M. 1880 Romanian field guns

revised, adding some pictures, Krupp 87mm field gun support wagons, Krupp 8cm field gun, Krupp 87mm M. 1873, Gruson 53mm M. 1889 and all the Romanian guns

added two pictures at Krupp 105mm mountain howitzer

2011

17 January

added Schneider mechanical fuze-setter

added some pictures to Krupp 105mm long gun M. 1880 and 3 pdr mountain gun M. 1867

31 January

revised all the obsolete Russian guns : 6 inch, 24 pdr long and short, 9 pdr steel and bronze, 4 pdr, 3 pdr

corrected The strength of the Bulgarian artillery in November 1885

added Ammunition available on 11 September 1885

4 February

revised the biographies of the Russian Head of the Bulgarian Artillery :  Lesovoy, Reshetin and Arseniev

13 February

added the artillery of Bulgarian Territorial Army to The birth of Bulgarian Artillery

added Planned strength of the Bulgarian artillery – September 1878

revised The composition of the Bulgarian Artillery in 1885

19 February

added After Berlin : the Russian years, Russian officers serving in Bulgarian artillery 1879 - 1885, Graduated of the 1st class of the Military School enlisted in artillery, Peace establishment of the Bulgarian artillery in 1880 and 1884

6 March

entirely revised the whole section Artillery Regiments, adding the name of most of the regiment commanders

16 March

added some pictures of a Turkish 75mm field gun M. 1910 from Red Cliffs, Australia by courtesy of Charlie Clelland

19 March

added Peace establishment of the Bulgarian artillery in 1889

added Peace establishment of the fortress battalions in 1892, 1896 and 1912

29 March

added The development of the fortress artillery, On the eve of the Balkan Wars and On the eve of the World War

revised The development of the Bulgarian artillery : 1886-1911

added some little corrections and additions to the whole section History

7 April

added Graduated at the Elisavetgrad Cavalry Cadet School in 1881, Establishment of the Bulgarian Territorial Army artillery in 1878 and Establishment of the artillery siege company in 1878

some little additions to The birth of the coast artillery (1878 – 1912) and to The coast artillery during the World War I (1915 – August 1916)

14 April

added Peace establishment of the Bulgarian artillery in 1915 and Peace establishment of the fortress regiments in 1915

revised, adding some pictures, Krupp 75mm QF field gun “Brazilian” and Whitworth muzzle-loading mountain gun

21 April

added The forts of the Odrin fortress, The fortification of the Odrin fortress, The artillery batteries of the Odrin fortress, The artillery ammunition of Odrin, The artillery batteries of Odrin (Turkish sources)

corrected according with the Turkish official history of the Balkan War List of the Turkish forts of Odrin, Turkish fortress artillery data and part of The Turkish Eastern Army at the beginning of the Balkan War 

28 April

added Duties of the brigade commanders, The Head of the artillery in 1878, The Artillery inspector in 1888

added Krupp 75mm QF M. 1910 and corrected Krupp 75mm QF M. 1903 accordingly

5 May

added The Turkish Çatalca Army and The Turkish Army at Bulair – Şarköy

30 May

added Establishment of the artillery siege battery in 1889

corrected Rheinmetall 105mm QF light howitzer M. 1916, adding two pictures

added some data to Krupp 75mm M. 1886

confirmed the identification of the Whitworth mountain gun

16 June

added Rules for firing in fortress-siege artillery (1897)

corrected with some additions The red booklet (1889)

21 June

added The Heads of the fortress artillery and the biographies of Hristo Yovkov Kushev, Dimitar Hristov Pernikliyski and  Stoyan Ganev Zagorski (with the decisive help of Dibo)

5 August

added a picture to Broadwell 6cm mountain gun and to 9 pdr [106.7mm] steel gun M. 1867, 3 pictures to 3 pdr [76.2mm] mountain gun M. 1867

revised the bibliography, adding a page about the Official histories of wars

12 August

added to the bibliography Angelov’s Materials for the history of the Bulgarian artillery

revised and corrected Skoda 75mm QF mountain gun M. 1915 and Krupp 105mm long gun L/47

2012

5 July

corrected and upgraded some regimental histories

1 September

added The Turkish Western Army at the beginning of the Balkan War

revised Krupp 87mm M. 1886, Krupp 75mm M. 1886, Schneider-Canet 75mm M. 1897 and Ammunition wagon for Krupp 87mm and 75mm

5 September

added The Transvaal guns affair, Schneider 75mm M. 1895-98 and Principal QF field guns existing in 1896

2013

1 April

added some regimental commanders to 2nd Artillery Regiment

3 August

corrected the pages about the Romanian light howitzers

added two pictures to Gruson 53mm QF gun M. 1887/1916

17 August

added pictures from Beograd Military Museum: Turkish Krupp 87mm field gun M. 1897, Schneider-Canet 75mm field gun M. 1904, Schneider-Canet 105mm long gun M. 1913, Schneider-Canet 120mm field howitzer M. 1915

2014

31 January

corrected the page about Serbian Fortress Artillery

12 May

revised Schneider-Canet 75mm QF mountain gun M. 1908, Schneider-Canet 75mm QF mountain gun M. 1910 and Schneider-Canet 150mm QF heavy howitzer M. 1910

added Schneider-Canet 75mm QF mountain gun M. 1912 and Schneider-Canet 150mm QF heavy howitzer M. 1912

23 October

added two pictures of the 120mm Krupp gun M. 1882 from Sofia Military Museum

2017

3 March

entirely revised the page about Direction for the employment of the field artillery in combat (1905)

30 March

revised the page about Field service regulations for quick-firing field artillery

(1908) added Directive for the artillery reconnaissance

3 April

added War establishment of the Bulgaria QF field artillery in 1908

2018

3 August

added Table for firing with 7.5cm QF mountain gun L/14

revised The Serbian Army at the beginning of the invasion

7 September

added the fortress artillery to The distribution of the Bulgarian artillery units in October 1915

added The composition of the Bulgarian artillery unit at the demobilization

10 September

entirely revised The defence of the Aegean seacoast during World War I

added The strength of the Bulgarian Artillery on 15 September 1918

16 September

added the fate of the not QF divisions (see the not QF artillery regiments)

added some information to 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th artillery regiment

added Mountain division of the Morava Military Inspection

added Guns captured by the Bulgarian Army in 1915-18

21 September

added The German heavy artillery in Macedonia on 1 August 1917 and The German heavy artillery in Romania on 1 August 1917

25 September

added 75mm QF mountain guns ammunition of WW1

28 September

added 105mm field and mountain QF howitzers ammunition of WW1

3 October

added 105mm guns, 120mm not QF guns and howitzers and 150mm heavy guns ammunition of WW1

13 October

added The Belomorska Otbrana on 31 July 1917

22 October

added Establishment of the Bulgarian QF mountain artillery in 1905 and  Establishment of the Bulgarian artillery in 1892

13 November

added The development of the Bulgarian artillery in WW1: the divisional artillery

16 November

added The development of the Bulgarian artillery in WW1: the heavy artillery

23 November

added Number of the Bulgarian batteries in 1915, 1917 and 1918, Bulgarian batteries raised during the war, Bulgarian batteries rearmed during the war,Bulgarian guns damaged and put out of service during the war and Bulgarian guns captured by the enemy during the war

3 December

added the detailed list of Air Force units to The French Army in Macedonia

revised Armstrong 10 pdr and Maxim-Nordenfelt 57mm

10 December

added Drawings of 75mm Schneider field gun and ammunition wagon

added Drawings of 75 mm Krupp mountain gun

added Schneider 75mm QF field guns ammunition data

corrected according with official Bulgarian sources Schneider-Canet 75mm field gun M. 1904 and ammunition wagon

28 December

added four pictures to British 18-pdr field gun

added British 4.7 inch naval gun on travelling carriage and German Krupp 210mm mortar M. 1910

2019

16 January

added four photos from Sofia Military Museum and four pictures from a Krupp catalogue to Krupp 87mm field gun 1886

added a picture to Krupp 75mm field gun M. 1886

added a picture to Krupp 120mm field howitzer M. 1892

7 February

added two pictures to 45mm Whitworth mountain gun

added the 3rd heavy regiment fortress units on 21 September 1915

25 August

Added 75mm QF field guns and 87mm and 80mm not QF field guns ammunition of WW1

27 August

Added 77mm QF field guns and 75mm and 76,2mm A/A guns ammunition of WW1

2020

14 April

Added six pictures to Krupp 75mm mountain gun 1886

Added a picture to Krupp 120mm L/25 M. 1882

Added a picture to Krupp 120mm L/30 M. 1892

22 April

Added Units raised by the Bulgarian Army in 1912-1913 and The development of the Bulgarian artillery in 1912-1913

1 May

Added The French Heavy Artillery in Macedonia in February 1917, The French Heavy Artillery in Macedonia in March 1918 and The French searchlights in Macedonia

4 May

Added The French Mountain Artillery in Macedonia

10 May

Added The French Heavy Artillery in Macedonia

16 May

Added The French Field Artillery in Macedonia