The Battle of Ceres ( Serb. Cerska Cueca ) - one of the first battles of the First World War , was the first victory of the Allies over Austria-Hungary. As a result of the victory, the Serbs began to be regarded as a decisive force in the war in the Balkans.
|Battle of Ceres|
Serbian Front in August 1914
|date||August 16 - 19, 1914|
|A place||Mount Tser, Serbia|
The forces of Austria-Hungary at the beginning of the invasion on the Balkan front amounted to 200,000 people. This was due to the fact that a significant part of the 2nd Austro-Hungarian army was transferred to the Russian front, greatly reducing the number of troops. Of the remaining forces, 140,000 were directly involved in the operation.
The Serbian armed forces numbered 247 thousand people, of which 180 thousand took part in the operation. The Serbian army was forced to keep garrisons against the Albanian and Macedonian rebels, supported by Bulgaria.