Interesting facts and figures on the Balkans in March 1942

Parade units Serbian State Guard and other formations of Nedic's quisling government 22 June 1944 in front of the Assembly building.



March - Fighting for Eastern Bosnia is ongoing. The struggles for Eastern Bosnia in 1942 were complex political and armed struggles of stakeholders for dominance in the territory of Eastern Bosnia, conducted during the first few months of 1942. Interested parties were partisans, Chetniks, Germans, Independent State of Croatia and Nedic's Serbia. The Chetniks did not want to fight the Germans but only against the Ustashas. They were trying to separate the area from the NDH and annex Nedic's Serbia.

March 3 - A quisling Serbian State Guard was established in Serbia. known as the Nedicevci

March 5 - The Comintern Executive Committee criticizes the CPY's tactics ("left turns"), for example the establishment of Proletarian brigades.

Deputy Warden of the Banjaica Concentration Camp Djordje Kosmajac (center) with the Nazis in occupied Belgrade.


March 6 - Police officer Djordje Kosmajac killed in Belgrade. He was killed in the assassination, which was organized by Members of the Resistance

March 22 - Massacre in Stari Brod and Milosevic, Ustasha crimes on river Drina.

March 31 - The Third Enemy Offensive (Operation Trio) begins in eastern Bosnia, northern Montenegro, Sandzak, northeastern Herzegovina, lasts until June, with partisans losing almost all liberated territory. In April comes to a number of Chetnik coups in partisan units in eastern Bosnia.

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