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Interesting facts and figures about the Yugoslav People's Army (VIDEO)

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The Yugoslav People's Army was the army of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The origins of the JNA can be found in the Yugoslav Partisan units of the Second World War. As part of the anti-fascist People's Liberation War of Yugoslavia, the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia (NOVJ), and its predecessor, JNA, was formed in the town of Rudo in Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 22, 1941. After the Yugoslav Partisans liberated the country from the Axis Powers, that date was officially celebrated as the "Day of the Army" in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia).




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Scenario: Stefan Petrović
Scenario and Animation: Filip Petrović

Music:
uz Marsala Tita
Rise - Ethan Meixsell

The collapse of Tito's secret weapon of $ 4 billion

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Located deep in the Inland of the Plješevica Mountain near Bihać, once the most advanced Yugoslavian military airport Zeljava was famous for one of the three leading airports of this type in Europe.


With the aim of securing the airspace, Tito invested at the airport Zeljava about 4 billion US dollars to secure possible attacks against Yugoslavia.
sudden strike


According to the expert engineer for the radar system, Air Force lieutenant colonel in the air force service Ivan Prsa says that this military building looked impressive in 1968 when it was officially opened.
Zeljava once was the strongest airport
- It was the strongest military airport infrastructure in the whole of Yugoslavia. Inside, there was an aviation brigade with 60 airplanes and more than 3,000 people, of which there were only about 500 officers, about 900 non-commissioned officers, and about 2,000 soldiers. The air base had the capacity to operate from three Avio brigades in case of need, and was the ideal shield against su…

Anti partisan operation Prijedor

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By 1942, a Partisan stronghold of Kozara mountain started to pose a serious threat to surrounding Axis garrisons. Several attempts by NDH forces failed to pacify Kozara with Partisans destroying railroad Banja Luka - Bosanski Novi - Prijedor in several places making mission of the 923rd Landesschützen Battalion guarding nearby Ljubija iron mine pointless resulting in need to safely withdraw battalion as well as dozens of Volksdeutsche families living there to Bosanska Dubica 32 kilometers north of Prijedor.
Axis order of battle
718th Infantry Division -1st and 2nd Battalion of the 750th Regiment -1st Battalion of the 724th Regiment from 704th Infantry Division -Mountain gun platoon of the 688th Artillery Battalion -Platoon of the 688th Artillery Battalion -two platoons of the 718th Engineer Company -Croatian 65mm mountain gun platoon
reinforcements on 20 February
-1st and 2nd Battalion of the 738th Regiment, major Anacker -two batteries of the 688th Artillery Battalion, LtColonel Hummell -ustasha…

Interesting facts and figures on the Balkans in August 1941

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August - Ustasha massacres continue (Kljuc, Glamoc, Prijedor, Cazin Krajina ...).
2. 8. - The massacre in Sanski Most, in Šušnjar: Ustasha killed 2,862 Serbs in the town and surrounding area.
6, 8 - Over 400 women and children from the Serbian villages Pribilovci near Capljina was thrown into a pit in Surmanci.


7 - 9. 8. - Operation Kosmaj (or Baden) against the Kosmaj Partisans.
8. 8. - Bos. Petrovac destroyed the Homegards supply chain.
10/8 - Partisans and Chetniks captured Vlasenica in Bosnia (Domobrani returned on 15/16/08).
10. 8. - Italians returned Berane (as well as most cities in northern Montenegro in the past days).
10. 8. - The General Staff of the NOP of Yugoslavia issued an instruction titled "Task of the People's Liberation Partisan Squads", stated, "to ignore the question of the general popular uprising".
12. 8. - By the decree of the Italian King western Macedonia, part of Montenegro and most of the Kosmet connected to Greater Albania.


12. 8. - The Pri…