Politics, revolution, treason and deceit. Newly discovered evidence shows how World War One was won and lost on the Macedonian front. Graeme Sheppard uncovers the facts
In late September 1918, while the war to end all wars was going badly for Germany on the Western Front, it was going even worse for its ally, Bulgaria, 1,000 miles away in Macedonia on the Balkan peninsula.
There, having heard rumours that the front had collapsed, Robert Howe and David Cowan, two junior British officers, prisoners of war since 1915, took it upon themselves to walk out of their Bulgarian prison camp, deep behind enemy lines.