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XVI Corps
Active World War I
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Field corps

The British XVI Corps (later redesignated as the British Salonika Army) was formed in Salonika during the First World War .

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History

British operations in the Balkans Campaign were considered to be a side show during the war, there is very little written or known about the campaign but the fighting was as brutal and costly as on the other fronts. The Battle of Doiran in September 1918 saw battalions reduced in numbers like that of the First Day on the Somme with as little gain.

Component units

(British Salonika Force, March 1917)[1]

British XII Corps

British XVI Corps

GHQ Troops

References

  1. ^ Alan Wakefield & Simon Moody, Under the Devil's Eye: Britain's Forgotten Army at Salonika 1915–1918, Stroud: Sutton Publishing (2004).

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