Zarko Zrenjanin - National Hero of Yugoslavia. We will not forget your legacy

Zarko Zrenjanin - Uca (1902 - 1942), a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ), political secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia for Vojvodina, the organizer of the uprising in Vojvodina and the national hero of Yugoslavia.
Born on September 11, 1902, in the village of Izbište near Vršac. He comes from a poor peasant family. He attended primary school in Vrsac, and high school in Szeged, the Bela Crkva and Pancevo. In 1923 he completed the Teacher's School in Sombor. Still, as a student of Sombor Teacher's School, he approached the revolutionary youth movement.

In 1927 he became a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia when he founded the first party cell in Izbist. The secretary of the County Committee of the KPJ for Vršac was elected in 1930 and in March 1932 was elected as secretary of the KPJ District Committee for Southern Banat.
In his home in Izbište organized a small party illegal printing press. …

LOV - Light armoured personnel carrier

In the factory "Torpedo" Rijeka in 1992 started the development of light armored vehicles LOV - 4x4, for the purpose of equipping the Croatian Armed Forces. The basic variant of the vehicle - armored carrier LOV-OP (General Supports) has been produced since 1993 and was first publicly displayed on the military parade in 1995.

As a basis for the project LOV served chassis trucks Torpedo HV 4x4 TK-130 T-7, and the use of commercial components in the structure has significantly reduced the price of development, production, and maintenance of cars.

Armored body is made by welding plates of reinforced steel, which provide protection against armored missiles 7.62 mm fired from a distance of 30 meters artillery shell fragments and anti-personnel mines. The armament consists of a machine gun Browning M2HB 12.7 mm set in the turret which provides only partial protection for the gunner. The combat kit contains a total of 250 bullets. Eight of smoke charge launchers 82 mm.


Battle of Sutjeska: Report of the 369th Legionary Division of June 13, 1943.

The report of the Operational Department of the 369th Infantry Division of 15 June 1943 the commander of German troops in the Independent State of Croatia about the breakthrough of Partisan forces (NOVJ) from the encirclement to Zelengora and the causes of defeat. The abbreviations:
GR = Gebirgsregiment (mountain regiment) A. A. = Aufklärung Abteilung (Scout Battalion) Ia = Operational Division JD= Jager division
369 (CRO.) Infantry DIV. Leave. Ia, Az. 9 Br. 846/43. Conn. Subject: Combat Report III / GR 369. III / GR 370 and II / 724. Jager Regiment.
Commander of German troops in Croatia
The division was from 7.6. 1943 with the Fighting Group "Wertmüller " (A.A. 369, III / GR 369 and 369. Anti-tank regiment) at Mrčin Klb. and Ljubina (8 km south and south-east of Jelacica). At 22.30 hours, the division has received the following task: 1)The right wing of the 118th Jager Division was engaged in fierce battles with the enemy in Milinkladi (1001) and Ozren (1405).

2) It is n…

Stunning images of World War II Part II


Interesting facts and figures on the Balkans in December 1941

1. 12. - XIV Armed Corps 9. Italian Army renamed the Army of Montenegro (Commander Alessandro Pirzio Biroli, also Governor of Montenegro).
1 – 2.  12 - Pljevaljska battle, failed partisan attack on Pljevlja with heavy losses.
2. 12. - Italians from Karlovac attacked the Partisan Liberated Territory on Kordun (Croatia).
3 - 12. 12. – Home Guard-ustaška Ozren operation  along the river Bosnia, unsuccessful against the uprising.
5, 12 - Chetniks under the agreement with the Italians took Foca and Cajnice, carried out the massacre of Muslims.
6. 12 –  British submarine HMS Perseus is sunk by a mine off Cephalonia.
7. 12. - Hitler's decree Night and Fog (Nacht und Nebel) - forced disappearance of political activists of the resistance movement in occupied Europe.
7. 12. - King Peter II promoted Colonel D. Mihailovic to the brigade general.
8. 12. - Founded camp Sajmiste (Semlin Judenlager) for Jewish and Roma families.
8.12 - Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, the Free French, Yugoslavia, …

Improvised War Technique - Made in War

The lack of military technology is motivated by all parties to the conflict to resort to improvisation. In this way, they create unique vehicles, hybrid combinations of written-off technique and obsolete weapons from military assistance to the fifties or trends eighties with veterans of World War II and the combination of launchers and missiles PA PB rocket ... The vehicles depicted belonged to all the warring parties during the war on ex-SFRY areas.

THE DAY WHEN THE ENTIRE FIRST PROLETARIAN STORMED: 'onslaught proletarians ... onslaught! Just onslaught! ' Part I

At dawn on June 10, 1943, the First Proletarian Shock brigade under the command of Koce Popovic and his deputy Danilo Lekic broke through the German encirclement at Balinovac, marking the beginning of the end of the largest and most difficult Partisan battle in the Second World War - Battle of Sutjeska. One of the participants of this battle, Antonio Isakovic, thus described the morning in which the First proletarian started the onslaught; onslaught on which depended on the lives of besieged partisan fighters led by Supreme Commander Tito:

"There is a young forest, a meadow in front of us. But the low, thick fog, like milk thick fog, almost nothing is seen ...Out of this forest, I see, partisans go out. First Proletarian Brigade is coming out. Suddenly, the fog is stopped, the fog suddenly lifted, meadows remained clean. And on the opposite side of the meadow, somewhere around eighty to one hundred meters away from us, the German trench. That's Balinovac. There are the Germans…