Vido (Greece), Serbian World War I soldiers' mausoleum

"Vido (Greek: Βίδο) is an island of the Ionian Islands group of Greece. It is a small island (less than a kilometer in diameter) at the mouth of the port of Corfu.

During the First World War, the island of Corfu served as an island hospital and quarantine for sick Serbian soldiers following the epic retreat of the Serbian army and part of the civilian population through Montenegro and Albania in 1915 following the Austro-German-Bulgarian invasion of Serbia ). While the main camps of the recuperating army were on Corfu itself, the sick and near-dying, mostly soldiers, were treated on Vido to prevent epidemics. In spite of Allied material help, the conditions of both the improvised medical facilities and many of the patients on the island resulted in a high fatality rate. Due to small area of the island and its rocky soil, it soon became necessary to bury the dead in the sea (by weighting the corpses with rocks to prevent them from floating). Over 5,000 people were buried at sea near the island of Vido.

A monument of gratitude to the Greek nation was erected at Vido by Serbs in the 1930s.

The waters around Vido island are sometimes referred to as the Blue Sea Tomb (Serbian: Plava Grobnica), after a poem written by Milutin Bojić after World War I."

The inscription above the entrance says:
"To Serbian Heroes - Yugoslavia"



Pilgrims at Vido island:
https://flii.by/file/ogucwj0f29z/

Folder: Greece

Uploaded: May 13, 2016

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Tags: Vido, Βίδο, mausoleum, mauzolej, Serbian mausoleum, First World War monument, Serbian soldiers, Digipan

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22 Comments
factice

factice

posted 9 months ago

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majaww

posted 9 months ago

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digipan

digipan

posted 9 months ago

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feuftusk

feuftusk

posted 9 months ago

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digipan

posted 9 months ago

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mima54

posted 9 months ago

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digipan

posted 1 year ago

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angefaith

angefaith

posted 1 year ago

Beautiful Tribute!