ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

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ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

Post by 79seconds » 15 Sep 2021 09:33

Can anyone identify the Yugoslavian guerilla leaders on the picture, who were liaising with the British liaison officer?

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Re: ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

Post by G. Trifkovic » 15 Sep 2021 17:30

Can anyone identify the Yugoslavian guerilla leaders on the picture, who were liaising with the British liaison officer?

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Hi,

the Partisan officer on the photos 2 and 3 is Radovan Vukanović, then-commander of the 2nd Assault Corps of the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia. Rather than being a liaison officer, the mustachioed figure with the resplendent plume is the CO of "Floydforce", Brigadier J.P. O' Brien-Twohig. "Floydforce" was an ad-hoc battlegroup composed of Commandos and Royal Artillery, which took part on the fighting in Herzegovina and Montenegro in late 1944 together with Vukanović's formation (photo 2 was published in Michael McConville's book A Small War in the Balkans: British Military Involvement in Wartime Yugoslavia 1941-1945)

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Gaius

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