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Women and the Partisan struggle in Yugoslavia

Savka Javorina-Vujović During the People's Liberation Struggle of Yugoslavia from July 1941 to May 1945, over 100,000 women fought in the ranks of the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, of which some 25,000 were killed. In addition, a large number of women participated in work in the background, and especially the mass participation of women was recorded in the rebellious regions. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia during the People's Liberation Struggle, women's organizations were different that was different because the conditions were different in some parts of Yugoslavia, but the goals were the same - liberation of women from the occupiers, but also of its dependence and inequality in society. Milica Mušikić - Pajković, during the war in Montenegro. Women are massively involved in the National Liberation Movement - as delegates, political commissars, commanders, officers Medical Corps, nurses, s

Battle of Sutjeska in numbers

Map of Case Black superimposed on modern-day country borders (entity borders did not exist in 1943). Germans and allies in this operation, known as the "Fifth Enemy Offensive" or the Battle of Sutjeska, introduced about 127,000 soldiers (67,000 Germans, 43,000 Italians, 2,000 Bulgarians, and about 15,000 domestic servicemen) with the support of 170 planes, 8 artillery regiments and large number of tanks - against the Main Operational Group strengths about 22,000 partisans. Or: six to one, which according to military standards, is twice as much that it is necessary for the absolute combat success of the attackers. Partisan column during the Battle of the Sutjeska The Main Operational Group managed to break out of the environment with huge losses of 7,543 dead soldiers, including 597 Partisans, which is an unspoken example of the loss of women fighters in the history of wars. Most of the fighters from Croatia - 8,925, of which from Dalmatia - 5,195; fro

The March negotiations - prisoners exchange between the National Liberation Army and Wehrmacht

A group of fighters of the 2nd Proletarian Brigade with the captured German Major Sterker, during the Fourth Enemy Offensive in 1943. The March negotiations were negotiations between representatives of the National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia (NLA) and Wehrmacht on the exchange of prisoners, begun in early March 1943. The Partisans, surrounded by all sides in the midst of The fourth enemy offensive, offered the Germans a ceasefire. The Partisan-German negotiations were then continued in Sarajevo and Zagreb. Partisan negotiators, the most prominent people of the movement - Milovan Djilas, member of the Politburo, Koca Popovic, commander of the First Proletarian Division and Vladimir Velebit. General Koca Popovic, the Commander of the 1st Proletarian Division At the end of February or early March 1943, the Partisans captured the German Major Strecker, commander of the 3rd battalion of the 738th peak, and about 25 soldiers. Having been in a difficult position an

Improvised War Technique - Made in War Part II

The lack of military technology is motivated by all parties to the conflict to resort to improvisation. In this way, they create unique vehicles, hybrid combinations of written-off technique and obsolete weapons from military assistance to the fifties or trends eighties with veterans of World War II and the combination of launchers and missiles PA PB rocket ... The vehicles depicted belonged to all the warring parties during the war on ex-SFRY areas. An interesting combination of the dome tanks M-18 Hellcat, with 76mm cannon and T-55 armored body that appeared in Bosnia during the war. Modification of the alleged carried out by Serbian forces but was later captured by Bosnian Army Improvised armored vehicle Bilecka Light Brigade, popularly '' Panther '' improvised armored vehicles incurred during the war in 1991. It was called the Krajina rocket system. A strange combination of anti-aircraft missile launchers of the Dvina (SA-2) and PB missile P-1