A French War Photographer in Bitola/
under the occupation of the German and Bulgarian armies in 1915, following the
defeat of Serbia.
After a siege and bombardment, it was captured in 1916 by the French, Russians,
Italians and Serbs. The German and Bulgarian forces remained in the surrounding
mountains and laid siege to the town, bombarding it remorselessly until
September 1918. Almost every day, the city was bombarded by artillery and
occasionally by aircraft, resulting in victims among the civilian population of
The anonymous French
photographer recorded the horror of the siege of Monastir/Bitola through
everyday scenes in the streets and houses of the town, where life and death existed
frequently side by side.