As soon as the Germans promised Bulgaria for joining the war, solid chunks of the territories of neighboring states were on their side, as Bulgarian “brothers” without remorse attacked their neighbors, and at the same time those who liberated them from the Turkish yoke. And characteristically - attacked together with the Turks. It is equally significant that just four years before, Bulgaria fiercely fought against Turkey, and Russia provided financial, diplomatic and humanitarian assistance to it.
In general, there is no fraternity between nations divided by lines of state borders; they can only have temporary coincidences of interests, or relations characteristic of vassals and overlords. And this also applies to those peoples who previously lived in the same state, but then decided to disperse and dissociate themselves from each other. I think there is no need to cite modern examples.
"Great Bulgaria" within the boundaries of 1917 of the year, with territories seized from Serbia, Romania and Greece. True, she owned these territories for less than two years, and then, as a result of defeat in World War I, lost not only them, but also a significant part of her own pre-war possessions. This was not the first time when, in strict accordance with the well-known saying, greed killed the Bulgarian fraer, but not the last. In World War II история repeated
At the beginning of World War I, the Bulgarian army in uniform and equipment was very similar to the Russian one.
But then she became more like the German.
German pictures with images of the latter-day Bulgarian "helpers."
Bulgarian soldiers in training for overcoming wire obstacles, 1917 year.
Bulgarian tank crews with a formidable a tank own manufacture.
Bulgarian King Ferdinand and the German Kaiser Wilhelm take the parade of the Bulgarian troops.
The German postcard with a picture of a Bulgarian, entertaining by singing and playing his "brothers on arms"- Turk, Austrian and German.
Two more German propaganda postcards dedicated to the Austro-German-Turkish-Bulgarian military alliance.