First posted on August 7th 2004, last revised on January 31st 2005






External Links : Links related to Albanian Military History

For links on general military history sources, go to History of Warfare Main Page

Albanian Wars 1800-1999, from ACED
Albanian Ministry of Defence, official site; no chapter on history of armed forces
The Albanian Army, from Albanian Pilot
League of Nations Archive, Chronology for 1924, 1926
Printed Reference




Wars affecting Albania 1389-1468

1389
1442-1453
1443-1478
1448
1462-1479
First Battle of Kosovo; Serb army defeated by Ottomans
Venetian-Ottoman War
Albanians, lead by Gjergj Kastrioti (Skanderbeg) resisted Ottomans; in 1478 Albania conquered by Ottomans
Second Battle of Kosovo; Hungarian-Serb forces defeated by Ottomans; Serbia conquered by Ottomans
Venetian-Ottoman War


Wars affecting Albania in the Ottoman period, 1468-1699


see also : List of Wars of Rumelia

1481
1499-1503
1538
1571
1645-1669
1683-1699
1684-1699
Herzegovina conquered by Ottoman forces
Venetian-Ottoman War
Imperial Invasion of Preveza
Naval Battle of Lepanto
Venetian-Ottoman War (War of Candia)
Habsburg-Ottoman War
Venetian-Ottoman War


Wars affecting Albania in the Ottoman period, 1699-1908
for a narrative History of Albania click Pashalik of Shkoder, 1757-1831, Pashalik of Janina, 1788-1822, Albania 1831-1878, 1878-1912

see also : List of Wars of Rumelia

1715-1718
1797-1803
1821-1822
1852-1853
1861-1862
Ottoman-Venetian War
Pashalik of Janina : Suliot Uprising
Ottoman expedition against Ali Pasha, Pasha of Janina
Ottoman War with Montenegro
Ottoman War with Montenegro


Wars of Albania 1908-1945
for a narrative History of Albania click 1878-1912, 1913-1918, 1918-1924, 1925-1939, 1939-1944

1910-1911
1912-1913

1914-1918
1920
1923
1924
1926
1932
1935
1937
1939
1940-1941
1941-1944
Albanian Rebellion against Ottoman Rule
First Balkan War; Montenegro conquered Shkoder, Serbia bulk of Albania. Diplomatic pressure forced both to return conquest; Kingdom of Albania proclaimed.
World War I; Albanian neutrality violated
Albano-Yugoslav border conflict, over secessionist Mirdite
Greek troops evacuated southern Albania
Coup / Counter-Revolution in Albania
Rebellion in Northern Albania (Nov.)
Leftist-Modernist Uprising
Reformist Uprising
Reformist Uprising
Italian conquest of Albania
Graeco-Italian War, fought in southern Albania
Albanian partizans fought Italian/German occupation


Wars of Albania since 1945
for a narrative History of Albania click 1944-1949, 1949-1968, 1968-1989

1946-1949
1950-1952
1997
2003
Greek Civl War; Greek communist partisans operated from bases in Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania
Counterrevolutionary Insurgency supported by Britain, US
Rebellion
Albania joined Coalition of the Willing, sent troops to Iraq









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