10 Facts About the Battle That Turned the Tide of World War I
10 Facts About the Battle That Turned the Tide of World War I

10 Facts About the Battle That Turned the Tide of World War I

Stephanie Schoppert - February 22, 2017

10 Facts About the Battle That Turned the Tide of World War I
A Look Down Rue du Drobropol. Book-a-flat.com

There is a Street In Paris Named After the Battle

Despite the initial French reluctance to mount an offensive on the Southern Front for most of the war, there is no denying the impact the battle had on the outcome of World War I.

To remember the importance of the battle, not only the French soldiers who fought in the war but the battle that ended the Southern Front of World War I, there is a street named after the battle in Paris. Rue du Dobropol is in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. The street was named and opened in 1928.

Rue du Dobropol is not the only street that takes its name from the outcome of the battle. There are several streets throughout France that are named after Louis Franchet d’Esperey in cities such as Dijon, Reimes, Versailles, Lorient, and Saint-Etienne.

But it is not only France that has chosen to commemorate Louis Franchet d’Esperery and the Battle of Dobro Polje. In Serbia, the city of Belgrade has a boulevard that takes its name from the famous French commander and the role he played in liberating the country during World War I. Greece also has a street that is named after Louis Franchet d’Esperey, in Salonika.

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