Anti Partisan operations in the Independent State of Croatia

Sabotage action on the railway line Sarajevo-Visegrad, September in 1941.


Operation Visegrad

The guerrilla war in Yugoslavia, which lasted from 22 June 1941 to May 1945 was more extensive and picked up more victims than they took the war in the Soviet Union from June 22 to July 1944, mainly in Belarus. Communist partisans led by Tito, except for the German army, they had to contend with Italian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, and the military NDH and the Chetniks and dozens of other insignificant collaborationist militia and groups. The war in Yugoslavia was unique. In this war, they made war with the invaders, nationalist, collaborators, and allies of the Axis against the Partisans. At the same time, it was a civil war, revolution, and war of appeasement.

Destroyed enemy transport on the railway line Sarajevo - Visegrad 24 August 1941.


Duration: September 30, 1941 - December 4, 1941.

Objective: Destroy the Chetniks concentrated around Rogatica 40 km east of Sarajevo and the town of Visegrad on the Drina River 69 km away from Sarajevo. Partisans and Chetniks launched a fierce attack on this area and occupied by 21 October 1941.

Partisan forces: the Romanija detachment and elements Kalinovikčkog detachment.

Croatian forces: the 13th Infantry Regiment, elements of the Zagreb Cavalry Regiment and others.


Conducting operations and outcome: The fight is protracted and lasted for weeks. In the end, neither side achieved significant success.

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