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Battle of Dobrich
Part of Romanian Campaign (World War I)
Date5 September 1916 - 7 September 1916
LocationDobrich, Bulgaria (at that time held by Romania) 43°34′0″N 27°50′0″E / 43.566667°N 27.833333°E / 43.566667; 27.833333
Result Bulgarian victory
Bulgaria Kingdom of Bulgaria
 German Empire
 Ottoman Empire

Romania Kingdom of Romania

Russian Empire Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Bulgaria Gen. Stefan Toshev
Bulgaria Gen. Ivan Kolev
Bulgaria Gen. Todor Kantardzhiev
Russian Empire Gen. Andrei Zayonchkovski
23 battalions,10 artillery batteries, 17 cavalry squadrons 46 battalions,17 artillery batteries,19 cavalry squadrons
Casualties and losses
1,053 killed
2,324 wounded[1]

The battle of Dobrich, also known as the battle of Bazargic or the Dobrich epopee (Bulgarian language: Добричка епопея ), took place between 5 and 7 September 1916 between the armies of Bulgaria and Romania. Despite being outnumbered, the Bulgarian Third Army was victorious and took Southern Dobruja, pushing the Russian and Romanian forces further north and defeating them once again at the Lake Oltina - Kara Omer - Mangalia line.


  1. Симеонов, Радослав, Величка Михайлова и Донка Василева. Добричката епопея. Историко-библиографски справочник, Добрич 2006, с. 181.


  • "Българската армия в Световната война 1915-1918",Том VIII;София 1939.

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