Plans of the Assault on Bihać in 1878

Recorded by: J. Sufsić, Imperial and Royal Military Geographical Institute, Vienna, from 1850 to 1900

Paper, print; 51,5 × 55 cm; scale: 1:25 000; u. r.: plan labels: ‘Tafel XIII c.’, ‘Tafel XIII a.’; plan title: ‘PLAN / DES GEFECHTSFELDES / von / BIHAČ.’; l. r.: plan key, note on elevation labels: ‘Anmerkung. / Die beigesetzten Höhenkoten sind nur nach einer / Schätzung ermittelt, wobei als Anhaltspunkt der / Fixpunkt „Panjački“ diente.’, author information: ‘Aufgenommen von Major J. Sufsich des 78. Inft. Rgts.’ and stamp with provenance: ‘ARHEOL.-HISTOR. / NAR. MUZEJ / ZAGREB’; l. l.: note: ‘Die Occupation Bosniens und der Hercegovina’; key along left edge of plan

Inherited from the Archaeology and History Department of the National Museum in Zagreb

HPM/PMH-9629, HPM/PMH-9645

Plans of the Austrian military operation to capture Bihać, showing the situation on 7 September 1878 and depicting the deployments of units of the Austro-Hungarian and rebel armies. The engagements near Bihać are counted among the most demanding of those that took place during the Austro-Hungarian occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and also those with the highest human losses. Austrian General Zach issued the order to begin the assault on Bihać on 6 September, planning to take not only Bihać and Ključ, but also western Bosnia. After several weeks of hard fighting, Austro-Hungarian forces under General Zach and Major General Rheinländer entered Bihać on 19 September.

Sources / literature: Tominac: 2020, pp. 257–258, 264
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