Hundred years ago, on 29/06/1919, there was a service in the Russian church in the Hague for the 90 Serbian WWI soldiers who died in the Netherlands and ” het Algemeen Dagblad ” wrote about it on 01/07/1919 (link).

Mourning ceremony

Last Sunday [29 June] In the Russian church in The Hague a celebration of requiem was organised on behalf of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes to commemorate the [peace of soul of] 90 Serbian soldiers, who died in Netherlands after they were released from German prisoner-of-war camps.

The service was attended by the Serbian Envoy, the staff of the Legation, the Serbian Consul-General Mr. Merens, and some Russian and Dutch friends of the Serbian people.

Algemeen Handelsblad, 01-07-1919, p. 2

The day before ( 28th June 1919) the First World War on the West front ended formally by the signing of the treaty of Versailles, which is, now 100 years ago.

This same war started 105 years ago  (on 28th July 1914) with the bombing of Belgrade by the Austro-Hungarian navy.

 

 

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