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Balkan War

noun
1.
Also called First Balkan War. a war (1912–13) in which Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed Turkey.
2.
Also called Second Balkan War. a war (1913) in which Greece, Romania, and Serbia opposed Bulgaria for the redivision of territory taken from Turkey in the First Balkan War.
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  • He is a loyal Turkish subject, and has done splendid work in ministering to the wounded in the Balkan War and in the present war.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • But with the coming of the Balkan War the wrath of Islam knew no bounds.

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
  • Greece had to resort to emergency measures during the Balkan War, which may have an influence upon her currency for some time.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Had it not been for her intrigues there would have been no Second Balkan War.

  • It was then on the losing side of the Second Balkan War in 1913 and of the two great wars since.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The Balkan War probably will close the book of the war correspondent.

  • The country fared poorly in the distribution of the spoils after the First Balkan War in 1912.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • In the Balkan War, 1912-13, Bulgaria hastily organised an aviation corps.

  • Some of the Serbs, old warriors who had been under arms since the first Balkan War, were moved to tears.

  • Mr. Berry took on a hydropathic establishment which had been completed just before the first Balkan War.

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