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Daily report from the Yugoslav battlefield for February 23, 1941 - 45

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  Dakota C-47 aircraft (civilian variant DC-3) as a monument at the airport Medeno polje Bosanski Petrovac. After 1995, the plane destroyed by explosives and taken to scrap metal 23.02.1942 Under the leadership of a member of the Central Committee of the CPY, Moše Pijade, an auxiliary airport was established in the village of Njegovuđa (near Žabljak) in order to receive the promised aid from the USSR. Aerodrom Zabljak - poslijeratna slika Units of the Korduna Group of the Detachment People's Liberation Movement occupied Velika Kladuša (Western Bosnia). The Italian crew escaped towards Slunj. 23.02.1943 Battle of Neretva The Supreme Commander of the People's Liberation Army and the Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, ordered that the evacuation of the wounded from the Prozor valley be suspended due to the worsening situation in the area of G. Vakuf and Ivan- sedlo. A column of partisans in Prozor. Near the village of Repovac (near Konjic), German and

Daily report from the Yugoslav battlefield for February 14, 1941 - 45

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  8th Yugoslav Partisans' Corps in liberated Mostar, February 1945. 14.02.1942 ·          Three-day battles began in which the reinforced Home Guard 1st Cavalry Regiment from Sokolac broke into the besieged Rogatica, but parts of the Romanija People's Liberation Partisan detachment and the battalion-Bajo Pivljanin-Durmitor NOP detachment inflicted losses of143 soldiers and officers. ·          In the village of Orahovac (in the Bay of Kotor), the Cucko-Čeklić battalion of the Lovćen People's Liberation Partisan detachment and parts of the Orjen partisan battalion attacked and, after a day of fierce fighting, disarmed the Italian crew. Enemy losses: 16 killed and wounded and 47 captured. The partisans, who had 3 dead and 6 wounded fighters, seized: 60 rifles, 5 p. machine guns, a larger amount of ammunition, 1 revolver, and other miscellaneous equipment and supplies. ·          After several unsuccessful attempts to penetrate from Danilovgrad to Nikšić and unblock the

Italian units in Yugoslavia in the Second World War

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  The Yugoslav battlefield was one of the largest battlefields in the Kingdom of Italy in World War II. In 1943, there were at least 17 Italian divisions in the Italian occupation zone of Yugoslavia, which stretched along the wide Adriatic belt from Istria to Montenegro. The movement of the Italian bicycle column towards Sinj in 1941.   The main and only opponent of fascist Italy was the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia. The main local helpers of fascist Italy were the Chetniks, organized in Volunteer anti-communist militia ( Milizia Volontaria Anti Comunista MVAC ) formations, of which there were about 30,000 at the peak. MVAC unit emblem. It consists of a cockade in the colors of the Italian flag with a corpse's head and a knife between its teeth. The emblem was worn on the cap. Italian units   The following Italian units, among others, took part in the attack on Yugoslavia: Second Italian Army : 3rd Mountain Infantry Division Ravenna,  52nd Motorized Div

Interesting facts and figures on the Balkans in March 1942

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  Dido Kvaternik, Jure Francetic, and Mladen Lorković on the bridge on the Drina in Zvornik after the operation. March - The battles for Eastern Bosnia is underway.   The battles for Eastern Bosnia in 1942 were complex political and armed struggles of stakeholders for supremacy in the territory of Eastern Bosnia waged during the first few months of 1942. Parade of members of the Serbian State Guard in front of the Assembly building 3. 3. - In Serbia, founded quisling Serbian State Guard. The Serbian State Guard (German: Serbische Staatsgarde, known as Nedićevci) was a quisling formation in occupied Serbia, founded on March 3, 1942. March 5 - The Executive Committee of the Comintern criticizes the tactics of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia ("left turns"), e.g. the establishment of proletarian brigades. Deputy Warden of the Banjica camp, Djordje Kosmajac (center) with the Germans in occupied Belgrade. March 6 – Yugoslav Partisans, operating in Nazi-occupied Serbia,

Allied aid and recognition of the People's Liberation Army

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  Nikola Kečanin: "Long live the Red Army, the guarantee of our victory", 1944, The Allies had long supported the refugee government in London, so the struggle to recognize the People's Liberation Army and Yugoslav partisan detachments as the only force fighting the Axis Powers was of great importance. At a conference in Tehran in December 1943, the Allies recognized the People's Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia as the only fighters against fascism in Yugoslavia and decided that the partisans should be supplied as much as possible with military material and commando operations. Allies near Daruvar parachute military equipment for the needs of the Tenth Corps, in the early spring of 1945   Although the NOV and POJ were recognized as a military force against fascism, AVNOJ's decisions caught the Western allies in an attempt to save the old order in Yugoslavia and bring back King Peter II and his refugee government after the war. As the Alli

The Amnesty in the People's Liberation Struggle

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Marsal Tito's last call for amnesty The amnesty in the People's Liberation Struggle was applied several times and referred to various perpetrators of criminal acts, who sinned against the achievements of the liberation struggle and the interests of the people. The first official amnesty was the call of the Supreme Commander of the People's Liberation Army and Yugoslav Partisan Detachments, Yugoslav Marshal Josip Broz Tito, from August 30, 1944, to all Croatian and Slovenian home guards, Chetniks and members of other enemy armed formations to leave the occupier and join the People's Liberation Army. It was emphasized in this invitation that all those who joined the National Liberation Army by 15 September 1944 would be forgiven for their participation in enemy formations, except for those who had committed serious crimes and that officers would be recognized for their ranks. The summons states that those who do not join the National Liberation Movement by a

Children and youth in the National Liberation Struggle

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The brightest, but also the bloodiest pages of the National Liberation Struggle was also written by the League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ). Always in the forefront, from the first days of occupation, the Skoevci were first on the attack, the last in retreat, with their heroism and impossible feats they were always an example to others. In the National Liberation Struggle, youth accounted for 80% of the combatant composition of the People's Liberation Army units. Couriers of the 1st Battalion 17th National Liberation Shock Slavonian Brigade in Durdevac, January 1944 Developing a broad mass youth organization, they operated within the National Liberation Front, but as an autonomous organization with specific tasks. With the emergence of the youth movement and the increasing scope of tasks, the need for a unified youth organization with central leadership was created. Thus, from December 27 to 29, 1942, the United Federation of Anti-Fascist Youth o