Interesting Facts and figures about the Balkans in 1941 Part II
|The German Panzer IV tank in the composition of the 11th armored Panzer Division of the 12th Army, in Yugoslavia broke through from the direction of Bulgaria|
April 3. - The Hungarian Prime Minister Count Pal Teleki committed suicide, not wanting to take part in the invasion of Yugoslavia.
April 3. - The Talks of Yugoslav, Greek and British military representatives in Florina.
April 4. - Vlatko Macek reached Belgrade and took deputy of the prime minister. Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana in the event of a state of war be declared open cities.
April 5 (in fact 6. 4. early in the morning) - signed the Pact of friendship and non-aggression of the USSR and Yugoslavia.
April 6. - The attack of Germany against Yugoslavia begins April war - the bombing of Belgrade and air bases, attack of the German 12th Army on Macedonia.
|The Germans in Zagreb|
April 6 - Germany attack on Greece (Operation Marita, part of the Battle of Greece).
April 7 - Skopje Occupied - cut the main connection between Yugoslavia and Greece; also the second attack of the German Army on Slovenia and Croatia.
April 8 - Vlatko Macek left the Royal government; attack the German forces from Bulgaria on Serbia.
April 9 - Germans controlled Macedonia, occupied the Thessaloniki in Greece.
April 10 - German breakthrough in northern Croatia and Slovenia leads to the collapse of the front.
April 10 - Before entering the Germans in Zagreb declared the Independent State of Croatia (Slavko Kvaternik); Vlatko Macek called membership HSS loyalty on the new state.
|The Germans in Belgrad|
April 10 - As Yugoslavia "does not exist", the Hungarian government made entry into the "southern regions" (Prekomurje, Baranja, Backa), Banat in the dispute with Romania.
April 10 - Politbureau of the Central Committee of Communist Party of Yugoslavia in Zagreb decided to move to Belgrade and establish a Military Committee to resist the aggressor.
April 11 - The Italian forces enter Yugoslavia.
April 11/12. - Crews sank monitors "Sava", "Vardar" and "Morava" near Belgrade, Sava bridge blown down on one of the boats, with great sacrifices.
April 12 - Germany occupies Belgrade.
April 14. - The Yugoslav Supreme Command requested a truce, the Germans would accept only unconditional surrender.
|The bombing of Belgrade|
April 15. - The King Peter II of Yugoslavia and the Government left the country; occupied Sarajevo, captured the Supreme Command of the Royal Army.
April 15th - Ante Pavelic arrived in Zagreb (two days earlier in Karlovac met with Edmund Vezenmajerom). Germany and Italy recognized the NDH.
April 17 - Completed unconditional capitulation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (effective the next day at noon).
April 17 - Lieutenants Milan Spasic and Sergej Masera sank the destroyer Zagreb in the Bay of Kotor, sacrificing their lives.
|The division of Yugoslavia|
April 18 - Greek Prime Minister Alexandros Korizis committed suicide (notified that he had died of heart).
April 21 - General Georgios Colakoglu signed in Larissa surrender of Greece army.
April 22. - German aircraft. gen. Helmut Forster filed to take occupation administration in Serbia (he remained until June).
April 22 - 24 - At a meeting in Vienna certain Italian-German demarcation line in Yugoslavia. Bosnia assigned to the ISC.
April 23. - Greece signed a truce with Germany.
April 27 - In occupied Slovenia formed the Liberation Front.
April 27 - Adolf Hitler visited Maribor, ordered the displacement of Slovenians from Styria and Carinthia.
April 27 - Germans in Athens.
April 30 - Ante Pavelic issued a legal provision of the race, the basis for the persecution of Serbs, Jews and Gypsies.
April 30 - In occupied Serbia set commissioner government.
April 30 Germans complete occupation of mainland Greece, trapped and 1500 Yugoslavs.