A heavy gun battery moving uphill during the Balkan campaign
A French heavy-gun battery move up a steep hill during fighting with the Bulgarian army on the Macedonian border, October 1916. The battery was part of the Allied army based at the Greek port of Salonika and required a team of sixteen horses to move the weapon up the sharp incline pictured.
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The Kidnap of American missionary Ellen Maria Stone
Miss Ellen Maria Stone, a Congregationalist missionary and her pregnant fellow missionary friend Katerina StefanovaTsilka are kidnapped on 3rd September 1901 in the Ottoman Balkans by an Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organisation detachment led by the voivoda Yane Sandanski and the sub-voivodas Hristo Chernopeev and Krastyo Asenov seeking independence from the Ottoman. The rebels demanded a ransom be paid of $110, 000. In February 1902, the captors, after initially refusing, accept a reduced sum, and the women were released. Widely covered by the media at the time, the event has been often dubbed "America's first modern hostage crisis". Date: 1901
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