Who's Who - Peter Vasic

Peter Vasic (1862-1931) served as a Serbian field commander during the First World War and assisted in his country's eventual liberation.

When Austria-Hungary declared war with Serbia on 28 July 1914 Vasic was a Colonel in the Serbian Army.  During the course of 1915 he led a force in successful resistance to Austria-Hungary's mismanaged invasion of Serbia.

During the defence of Monastir from September-November 1916 Vasic was given a corps command operating under Zivojin Misic.  He subsequently made a significant contribution during the Second Battle of the Vardar during September-October 1918, the result of which was not only the jubilant liberation of Serbia but also the demolition of Bulgaria to the point of her defeat.

Vasic died in 1931.

A howitzer is any short cannon that delivers its shells in a high trajectory. The word is derived from an old German word for "catapult".

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