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Post by Stoigniew » 16 Jun 2005 14:27

Thanks Streljko :)
Maniac of polish armour sees it everywhere :oops: :wink:

I have to say, I've learned a lot about Yugoslavian history from this forum... Please continue posting guys!

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 16 Jun 2005 14:36

I have to say, I've learned a lot about Yugoslavian history from this forum... Please continue posting guys!
Thanks very much for the compliment! When I first got to this splendid forum, I was a bit dissapointed to see how little is written and discussed on this very interesting (and important) theatre of war. That's why I started this thread, and with the invaluable help of my forum friends (mostly my ex-compatriots) and the "foreign" guests such a you Mr.Stoigniew, we are really shaping it into something big.

I agree,let's keep posting!

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Post by Lt.-Colonel » 16 Jun 2005 16:37

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French tank, type SOMUA, used by the Germans in "Unternehmen Weiss", knocked out by the Partisans, taken from "BAtaljon Fenikx by Mladen Paver

There's one fine description of how the Partisans captured a Hotchkiss tanks used by 7th SS Geb.D. in "Weiss" in the book by M.Paver "Bataljon Feniks". The crew had to bail out and they took the bolt action along, so the Partisans had a tank with useless cannon. Tank was shipped to "Main tech.service" and engineeres were told to try and repair the cannon. Željko Kraus (the main engineer) was convinced that he can do that, but nor he, or his associates ever saw cannon's bolt action. They went to the front to check out some AT cannons and howitzers in order to get the idea what they must to. Sketches were made, and 10 days later the job was done! They tried it. After fired shell bolt action jammed and lost it's shape. They made a new one out of better materials - this one was fine, and it served without malfunctions until the end of the war!

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Post by streljko1 » 17 Jun 2005 12:50

On this picture are soldiers from croatian Homeguard (II. lovačka bojna) , man in the middle is Šimun Sunara from Drniš (arrested and probably killed after war), man on the right is Ante Bagarić from Tomislavgrad (killed in Pazarište, small village near Gospić during the patrol), third man is unknown:
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Group of cadets from homeguard school with their commanders colonel Milivoj Durbešić and Milan Ugarković,april 1944. :
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With posters like this NDH authorities tried to scare croatian people about future in new Yugoslavian state.
On the poster are the words:"this is going to be future of croats in democratic and federative Yugoslavia" 1944.
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All images are from: http://www.hdpz.htnet.hr/

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Post by streljko1 » 17 Jun 2005 13:00

Croat troops and civilians are leaving Zagreb,may,1945.:
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Group of croat or german prisoners(legionares?),may, 1945.
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Yugoslav tanks in Ljubljana:
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Bleiburg,may,1945. Croatian troops and civilians wait for their grim fate:
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Post by streljko1 » 17 Jun 2005 13:32

Here`s one picture from Rijeka(at that time Fiume) Yugoslavia&exodus, what is that vehicle, are these Yugoslav or Italian troops, please help:
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Yugoslav and Italian officers,Rijeka,Sušak,06.04.1941.(For Gaius)
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Picture from Rijeka with this text-"Fiume, 4 maggio 1945. Prigionieri italiani lungo il vecchio confine italo-jugoslavo (Fiume - Sussak). Molti di loro verranno infoibati a Costrena" can anbody translate this(italian prisoners walk near old It-Yu border...)?
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Before they abandoned Rijeka,germans destroyed shipyard:
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All images are from: http://www.fiume-rijeka.it

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 17 Jun 2005 14:16

Thanks for the links,Jure.

Here are a couple from the forum,dealing with the use of captured french tanks in the Balkans:

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 17 Jun 2005 15:57

Being born in SFRY I find some of the old habits and customs hard to drop. Here is a little contribution to the personalty cult of "the greatest son of our peoples" ,in the context of the thread,of course. :)

http://www.titoville.com/

With impeccable sun-tan and light summer uniform,inspecting the troops on Vis island.

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Shaking hands with Churchill.

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In Bihac after first AVNOJ session in 1942.

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 17 Jun 2005 16:08

And another few,from the same source: Tito with Sir Harold Alexander;with the members of the Soviet mission on Vis; with one of his most trusted subordinates and troop commanders,Koca Popovic.
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Post by G. Trifkovic » 17 Jun 2005 17:01

From the same, indespensible source on Tito's pictures,titoville.com :

Rankovic,Tito and Djilas:

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with Mose Pijade, one of his oldest comrades. He translated Marx's "Kapital" while in prison and was one of the chief architects of the uprising in Montenegro and of the organisation of the post-war Yugoslavia

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Post by Lt.-Colonel » 18 Jun 2005 11:45

B.Alink, Nikola Anić, C.Bauer et al: Drugi svjetski rat

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JRM in Vis' harbor, Summer 1944
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Post by Lt.-Colonel » 18 Jun 2005 11:58

B.Alink, Nikola Anić, C.Bauer et al: Drugi svjetski rat

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Wo ist Tito?
Partisan Gospe Talić, captured by the Germans in Drvar landings, May 1944

G.Talić refused to say where Tito was hiding, but I am not sure about her fate. Can somebody tell me was she killed, sent to a camp, or exchanged?

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 19 Jun 2005 18:11

Educated guess:she was probably shot after interrogation. Paras had no time for prisoners-here is a thread with good discussion on Drvar and casaulties:

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... r&start=15

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Post by Mark V. » 20 Jun 2005 12:10

Gaius,

Maček went to Drvar to report and to receive new orders. And the new orders were to begin creating lists of undesirable citizens, who's fate will be decided after the war.

I seem to remember reading that Miss/Mrs. Talić survived the war :| .

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Post by Lt.-Colonel » 20 Jun 2005 19:50

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MG 34 section in action during "The April War", 1941

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