NMMH celebrates with an exhibition 110 years of the First Balkan War

Thursday, 24 November 2022

The exhibition SOFIA – A CAPITAL OF THE BALKAN WAR will be opened on November 24 at 11 a.m. in the National Museum of Military History in Sofia.

Dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the First Balkan War, the exhibition presents a lesser-known aspect of what happened more than a century ago. Along with the most glorious moments in the history of the Bulgarian Army, the exposition narrative also focuses on the role of the capital as the center of the political and military power of the country, and the victorious march of the army is seen through the combat path of the military units genetically connected to Sofia.

Among the iconic exhibits in the exhibition are the original flags of the First Sofia Infantry and the Sixth Turnov Infantry Regiments, the standard of the Leibgvardei Cavalry Regiment and the main flag of the Macedonian-Odrina Militia. Only on November 24 and 25, part of the exhibition will be the large necklace of the medal "St. St. Equal Apostles Cyril and Methodius", presented to the Crown Prince Boris in 1912 when he entered the ranks of the Bulgarian Army. The expository narrative is enriched with animations and interactive applications that make it more complete and accessible to the wide audience. Through a digital map of the Balkan War, visitors will follow the battles in their temporal dynamics.

Specially prepared video lessons on the topic will help the young audience learn more about the Balkan War in an understandable and accessible language.

The exhibition Sofia – a Capital of the Balkan War is realized with the support of the Municipality of Sofia in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Арцхиже, the Fund for the Preservation of Historic Heritage "Tsar Boris and Tsaritsa Joanna", the educational platform, the "Active Historical Map" Foundation, The scientific archive of the BAS and historian and collector Lyubomir Yurukov.