THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER,
CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE AND PRINCE ALEXANDER VISIT VIDO ISLAND AND
SERBIAN MUSEUM IN CORFU
Corfu 24 July 2009 - Their Royal Highnesses,
accompanied by Mr. George David, the Chairman of Coca Cola Hellenic
Bottling Company S.A, paid a visit yesterday to Vido Island and the
Serbian museum in Corfu.
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess
Katherine had already visited Vido Island in the past, but this was
Prince Alexander’s first visit. The Royal Family was very moved and
impressed by what they saw and taken in by the history.
During the First World War Corfu Island was where
the Serbian Army took refuge from occupied homeland. Serbia was
occupied by Austria and Bulgaria. To insure the survival of the
Serbia and ability to fight another day the Serbian army and the
aged King Peter I and Crown Prince Alexander (Commander in Chief of
the Serbian Army) made a strategic withdrawal through Albania to the
island of Corfu and there the Serbian Army was refitted and
reorganized. A very large portion of Serbian soldiers died from
exhaustion, food shortage, and disease. Several thousand soldiers
were buried at sea near the Island of Vido and on Vido Island there
The Serbian Museum in Corfu town contains an
excellent and impressive record and history with very photos about
the Serbian Army retreat to Corfu.