Area 10: The battle of Shkodër (conclusion)

  1. Serbian cannons near Shkodër (Serbia and Montenegro in the Balkan Wars, 1912-1913, Belgrade 1972)
  2. Shkodër’s burnt-out bazaar (S/T Collection, Leiden)
  3. Departure of Montenegran troops, arrival of the peacekeeping force (S/T Collection, Leiden)
  4. Reception of Admiral Burney (S/T Collection, Leiden)

When the heavy artillery arrived (A), the Montengran bombardment of the city and its fortifications became even more murderous. Starvation claimed dozens of lives every day. In Europe, public indignation increased, but the blockade of Montenegro by an international fleet had little effect. Essad Pasha surrendered on 23 April 1913 on condition that he and 6,000 soldiers would be allowed to leave the city with their rifles. Montenegro gained nothing from its victory. Under pressure from the great powers, it was forced to leave the city. Enraged, they burned the bazaar to the ground (B). The Montenegrans left and the peacekeeping force arrived on 14 May (C, D).