The surrender of Ottoman forces at Scutari, April 21, 1913, in the first Balkan war. A Montenegrin military brass band (not playing) marches down the steep road from the Ottoman citadel, Rozafa castle, overlooking Scutari (Shkoder) Albania. Behind them are Crown Prince Danilo and Prince Stone of Montenegro. The Princes are seen just ahead of a soldier carrying a black Montenegrin Royal flag. (A slate refers to them receiving the sword of Essad Pasha) Further back, General Serdar (Count) Janko Vukotic, military Commander of the Montenegrin forces, is seen marching with other officers, behind an honor guard carrying the state flag of Montenegro. Several views of dead soldiers.
Views of Scutari (Shkoder) Albania, in the wake of extended shelling during a siege by Montenegrin forces, in the First Balkan War, from 1912-1913. Dead body at wrecked building. A woman sits with a child lying on ground. Children peel bark from a tree and eats it. Civilians receiving food. Two men sit on the doorway with food they've received. A Montenegrin Army officer hands out treats to children. Two children sit at doorway and eat. Civilians distribute food. Refugee families depart with their belongings packed on mules.
Montenegrin artillerymen at Fort Tarabose, above the lake of Scutari (Shkoder) Albania, during siege of Scutari, in the first Balkan war. Gun crew loads shell into a Krupp 120mm M 1882 gun. Gun crew pauses as their officer looks through binoculars. The lake can be seen below, in background. Montenegrin soldiers pose, holding rifles. Artillerymen sit with what appears to be a 240mm howitzer shell. Gunner preparing the large field gun that will fire the shell.
As the local population watches from the sidelines, Prince Mirko Dimitri Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro, is seen riding a white horse as he follows a military brass band into the Village of Roupes, near Scutari (Shkoder) Albania, during the 1st Balkan War. He rides at the head of several mounted officers. The village is secured by Montenegrin soldiers. Slate states that after hearing the national anthem, Prince Mirko congratulated the troops for their good behavior during the war. He is seen dismounting and saluting as he begins to inspect the troops.
Distribution of money and ammunition certificates to Albanian troops during Second Balkan War. Men pull cart laden with a heavy siege gun to a position opposite Skutari, Albania
Italian invasion of Albania during World War II. Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini with other officers in the background. A map of Albania. Italian ship arrives in Albania and troops disembark. Italian military equipment being unloaded at a dock. Italian troops on bicycles, in trucks as they advance in Albania. Soldiers look at equipment. People lined up along the streets as they look at the Italian soldiers. The troops loaded in trucks as they advance. People clap as they welcome the Italian troops.