Dr. Manush Hristov, Assoc. Prof.
“Georgi Benkovski” Air Force Academy
Absract. The study is devoted to little-known facts related to the participation and contribution of the troops of the 11th Marching Regiment to the victory achieved in the battles for control of the heavily fortified area in the Machin. The data presented come to fill the gap in the researches regarding the participation of the marching formations and in particular of the 11th Marching Regiment in the battles as part of the 3rd Army. The presented information helps to clarify and supplement the general picture of the events on the front, by revealing specific details of the course of the hostilities, which so far have not fallen within the scope of attention
of the scientific community. Also, a good basis is created for the formation of reasonable conclusions about the significance of the achieved victory. Archival materials have been put into circulation, which reveal new facts about the battles in the Dobrudzha region. The presented brief information about the
marching regiments and the combat history of the regiment helps to clarify the nature and purpose of these units, taking into account the fact that the available information about them is more than modest and insufficient.
The presented data are entirely based on materials from the State Military Historical Archives – Veliko Tarnovo.
Keywords: 11th Marching Regiment; infantry battalion; 3rd Army; subdivisions; Dobrudzha Front; First World War; Bulgarian Army