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First Battle of Cobadin

First Battle of Cobadin
Part of Romanian Campaign (1916)
Date 17 September 1916 – 19 September 1916
Location Rasova, Cobadin, Tuzla; Romania
Result Allied victory
German Empire
Ottoman Empire
Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Stefan Toshev
August von Mackensen
Mustafa Hilmi Pasha
Andrei Zayonchkovski
Alexandru Averescu
55 battalions and 24 squadrons
4 battalions and 3 squadrons
3 battalions(initially)
Total: 62 battalions and 27 squadrons[1]
Total: 70+ battalions and 41 squadrons[1]
Casualties and losses
Bulgaria 704 killed, 4778 wounded, 611 missing
German Empire unknown
Ottoman Empire 36 killed, 348 wounded 62 missing
Total: 740 killed, 5126 wounded, 673 missing[2]

The First Battle of Cobadin, also known as the First Battle of the Rasova - Cobadin - Tuzla Line was a battle fought from 17 to 19 of September 1916 between the Bulgarian Third Army and the Russo - Romanian Army of the Dobrogea. The battle ended in Entente tactical victory and forced the Central Powers to hold their offensive and assume a defensive stance till the middle of October.

See also


  1. ^ a b Тошев (2007), page 108
  2. ^ Министерство на войната (1943), page 390-395


  • Министерство на войната, Щаб на войската (1943). Българската армия в Световната война 1915 - 1918, Vol. IX. Държавна печатница, София. 
  • Kiriţescu, Constantin (1926). Istoria războiului pentru întregirea României: 1916-1919/История на войната за обединението на Румъния. Войната в Добруджа. Печатница на армейското военно издателство, София. 
  • Тошев, Стефан (2007). Действията на III армия в Добруджа през 1916 год. Захарий Стоянов.  
  • Pollard, A.F. (2006). A Short History of the Great War. BiblioBazaar, LLC,.  

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