VIPs Who Played A Significant Role In World War 1

Radomir Putnik (1847-1917)

27. Radomir Putnik (1847-1917)

Putnik was the Serbian Chief of General Staff. His beginnings in the First World War were rocky due to unfortunate circumstances, and this shame only made him the subject of ridicule in diplomatic circles.

As a result of the Second Balkan War, leading up to the World War, his health deteriorated causing him to retreat to Albania as he was unfit to lead. Putnik is noted for being the first-ever Field Marshal of the Serbian army and his efforts to modernize the Serbian army.

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