Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

106th anniversary of the Battle of Kolubara marked

A delegation of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces laid wreaths today at the Memorial Church of St. Demetrius with ossuary in Lazarevac and at the Monument to the Serbian Warrior in Lazarevac to mark the 106th anniversary of the Battle of Kolubara.
  Wreaths were also laid by State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Miodrag Kapor, who led the state ceremony, representatives of the Municipality of Lazarevac, the embassies of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, as well as the representatives of NGOs committed to nurturing the traditions of the Serbian liberation wars.

The state ceremony was organized by the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Committee for Nurturing the Traditions of the Serbian Liberation Wars in cooperation with the Municipality of Lazarevac.

The Battle of Kolubara was not only the greatest victory won by the Allies in 1914, but also a textbook example of a skilful strategic action of small and poorly equipped armed forces that managed to redirect the course of the battle from the defensive to a rapid and sudden offensive action. The tactics of General Živojin Mišić, who was decorated with the rank of field marshal after the victory at Kolubara, are the only example of a military-strategic turn that brought the most significant victory in the First World War.