Bitola February 1917 - Photo Gallery

Bitola February 1917 - Photo Gallery
Location: Various locations in Bitola (Monastir), Macedonia
Photographer: "Opérateur K (code armée, photographe)"
Source of Photos: Ministère de la Culture (France) - Médiathèque de l'architecture et du patrimoine - diffusion RMN
Date of photos: February 1917 - during First Word War
Original image legends in French. Translation in English and comments – Macedonia 1912-1918 team
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). “Bankarska Ulica” (“Bank street”)
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). “Bankarska Ulica” (“Bank street”)
Comment: Today (February 2017) St. Nektarij Bitolski Street in Bitola old bazaar. View towards Isak Mosque

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Effect of a Bulgarian 75 mm shell on a house in poor quarter.
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Effect of a Bulgarian 75 mm shell on a house in poor quarter.
Comment: Probably Jewish neighborhood near Isak mosque

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A street in the poor neighborhood
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A street in the poor neighborhood
Comment: Probably Jewish neighborhood near Isak mosque

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). One of our planes patrols the city
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). One of our planes patrols the city

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Shelter in tombstones: Battery of 105 concealed in a Turkish cemetery
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Shelter in tombstones: Battery of 105 concealed in a Turkish cemetery
Comment: The location is called the same today - Turkish cemetery and is near the “Ilindenska” Street and “Dulie”

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). False battery
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). False battery
Comment: In the background is seen Jewish cemetery

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Ruins of Old Mosque
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Ruins of Old Mosque

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Curious shell effect: a house standing on stilts
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Curious shell effect: a house standing on stilts

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Distributary channel of the Dragor at the exit of the city
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Distributary channel of the Dragor at the exit of the city

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Ruins in the eastern suburb of the city
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Ruins in the eastern suburb of the city

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Perspective on the Dragor River
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Perspective on the Dragor River

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Colonel Soubiran and his regimental staff
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Colonel Soubiran and his regimental staff

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Popes and women arrested as spies and arrived in prison
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Popes and women arrested as spies and arrived in prison

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). The courtyard
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). The courtyard

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A mass celebrated in a mosque
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A mass celebrated in a mosque

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Overview
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Overview
Comment: Spitalje - hospital Evangelismos (Annunciation) – Read more …

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). After the fall of a shell, the soldiers go to the harvest of the wood
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). After the fall of a shell, the soldiers go to the harvest of the wood
Comment: Bitola at the time had population of ~ 18-25.000 inhabitants, trapped within their city between two armies. The nearby mountains and Pelagonia field were occupied by the armies and despite the lack of food, there was also no wood for heating.

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A cell in prison
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A cell in prison

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). In front of the prison, women from Monastir (Bitola) wait whole days for the problematic exit of their husbands
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). In front of the prison, women from Monastir (Bitola) wait whole days for the problematic exit of their husbands

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Interior view
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Interior view
Comment: Church Saint Dimitrij in the center of the city. During the bombardment of the city, part of the population of Bitola, sought refuge in God and hid in his temples. Crowded in large numbers and hidden in the lower parts of these objects, this had devastating effects in some cases, mainly due to the use of gas bombs. In one such event, in August 1917 approximate 190 people were suffocated in the basement of the Metropolitan residence.

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). The victims of the bombardment awaiting their evacuation in the sacristy of St Dimitrij.
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). The victims of the bombardment awaiting their evacuation in the sacristy of St Dimitrij.

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Infirmary: Visit of Colonel Soubiran, commander of the 372nd
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Infirmary: Visit of Colonel Soubiran, commander of the 372nd

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). 1st lines in front of Monastir (Bitola): Artillery observation post
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). 1st lines in front of Monastir (Bitola): Artillery observation post

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A reception at a Turkish notable
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A reception at a Turkish notable

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). The salon of a rich Turkish
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). The salon of a rich Turkish

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Interior view
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Interior view
Comment: Probably Isak mosque

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). View of the river under the snow
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). View of the river under the snow
Comment: River Kurderes (“Dry river”). Today (2017) “Solunska” street

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Near the railway station, suspects working on the road to Prilep
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Near the railway station, suspects working on the road to Prilep

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A corner of Bukovo village under snow
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A corner of Bukovo village under snow

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917).  General Jacquemot and Colonel Boblet in inspection
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917).  General Jacquemot and Colonel Boblet in inspection

Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). General Jacquemot inspecting the works of the 2nd line
Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). General Jacquemot inspecting the works of the 2nd line

Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). 1st lines in front of Monastir, opposite 1248: General Jacquemot examines the enemy positions
Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). 1st lines in front of Monastir, opposite 1248: General Jacquemot examines the enemy positions

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A wounded Turk, transporting one of his oxen wounded by a shell
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). A wounded Turk, transporting one of his oxen wounded by a shell

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). 1st lines of front near Monastir (Bitola): Transportation of the wounded
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). 1st lines of front near Monastir (Bitola): Transportation of the wounded

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Colonel Didier, acting as brigadier-general and his staff at his Q.G. in Monastir
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Colonel Didier, acting as brigadier-general and his staff at his Q.G. in Monastir

In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Entrance of the city, south side
In the streets of Monastir (Bitola) (February 1917). Entrance of the city, south side

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