On January 14. was the anniversary of death of one true Sarmatian.General Pavle from Zgorzelec (1848-1922), Hero of all Serbs- of all last bearers of venerable Sarmatian name
Pavle Evgenije Jurišić "Šturm" (born Paulus Eugen Sturm), Lusatanian Serb, veteran in Serbian-Turkish wars, military educated and also promoted field commander for exemplary military virtue, during WWI commandeered to the 3rd Serbian army during famous Battle of Cer- first allied victory in WWI. By his brilliant commanding, Serbian 3rd army timely prevented penetration of Austrio-Hungarian army behind flanks of Serbian 1rst army what allowed to general Stepa Stepanovic to inflict decisive strike into the enemy and victory was won.
To give you picture of high level of Serbian victory over much more numerous opponent, I will give you some numbers. Austro-Hungaria lost in battle more then 25.000 soldiers and Serbia below 4.800 soldiers. Complete route and panic fleeing of Austro-Hungarin army occurred.
It was this battle when Austro-Hungaria effectively died and that even yet wasn`t aware of that, no matter that snake still managed to inflict great suffering onto the Serbian people in years to come. After this battle, in every next conflict of Serbian-AH army, moral among mobilized Slavs, subjects of the AH Empire was so low and pro-Serbian that history recorded how complete regiments and battalions consisting of Czechs, Slovaks and Poles were turning to Serbian side against their former AH masters. Only when Germany sent huge reinforcements and after Bulgaria betrayed alliance with Serbs and hit us from the back, Serbia started to losing battles.
Till the end of WWI, Serbia lost 1/3 of its population, liberating in the process itself, complete Slavic South and Slavic Adriatic coast, pursuing AH army all the way to Vienna until the final dissolution of AH Empire.
Is there any monument or street name in Poland dedicated to General Pavle, Lusatian Serb from Zgorzelec ?? Any ?? I hope that exist. How so much he contributed to independence and freedom of Poland. I hope that Poles didn`t forget him. It would be sin.
Decorations and medals of General Pavle, Lusatian Serb from ZgorzelecSerbian military decorationsSerbian Service Medals
Long live Lusatia eterna!