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War diary

July 1914

July, 1914

The first shot of World War One was fired by the Danube monitor flotilla. In the night of the declaration of war the monitors SMS Temes, SMS Bodrog and SMS Szamos approached Beograd. On July 29 at 2:20 a.m. the ships fired the first salves on the capital city of Serbia. This was the start of hostilities. The three ships continued shelling the fortress of Beograd during the whole night and on the next day.

SMS Bodrog is seen here in front of the Pozsony (Pressburg) fortress, not to be mixed with Beograd….

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