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Post by G. Trifkovic » 20 Oct 2005 17:12

Poster art from Serbia,1941-1944,taken from http://www.mgb.org.yu/

1.) Poster anouncing the destruction of village Skela and hanging of "50 communists" as a reprisal for an attack in which one German officer and three men of the 3.company 64. Reserve Police battalion were killed

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2.) Poster anouncing the shooting of 125 "communists"

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Poster art after liberation:

3.) Youth of Syrmia being called not to allow "corn to rot"

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4.)"Give blood for the wounded fighters"

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5.) "Fascist Germany is defeated"

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Oct 2005 19:47

Victor wrote:Sources, please.
I've added the source, it is from the same book I've mentioned in that post.

Gaius,
nice one! (SD photo)
I don't think that they are taking that dog just for walkies... :wink:

I'll post some more interesting photos later.
(btw, I went home today and brought with me some četnik-info for you;
have you recieved text I emailed to you?)

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Oct 2005 21:45

Here's the photo I was talking about (no more about war-crimes after this one).
(I'm posting it because of "interesting" (/horrible) caption)

Baumblüte in Serbien
Frühling 1941.


What a sence of humour...

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(source: this is an old foto-copy from one communist book, I forgot its title, it was a long time ago...)

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Post by Zlatni ljiljan » 21 Oct 2005 00:18

Ivanwss wrote: What a sence of humour...
Indeed.

And here is my contribution to this thread – 3 pictures of one of the most controversial persons in Bosnian WWII history – Huska Miljkovic. He was pre-WWII member of Communist Party and he joined to Partisans in first year of war, but later he deserted and came back in his hometown Cazin. He established a new military formation, so-called Huskina vojska (Huska’s Army). Almost all of his soldiers were Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims). His goal was to protect homes and villages under his control from any kind of aggressor. He didn’t want to fight partisans, but also didn’t want to fight Germans or Ustasha, not even a Chetniks. He treated as traitor both by Ustashe and Partisans, but both of them was trying to include him and his militia in their own ranks. In 1943 he decided to join to Partisans with all of his so-called army. He became colonel of NOVJ and his army became Una Operative Group. Soon after that, he was killed by some Ustasha mercenaries. Something about his militia:
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=7041


The first photo shows Huska Miljkovic (second from right) and his men with some Ustasha officer; second photo was taken after his Army became Una Operative group; on third photo are two soldiers of Una Operative Group. Note the badges on theirs caps – regular red star was changed by Muslim crescent and star (these photos are from Historical Museum in Sarajevo, published in Enver Redzic's book "Muslimansko autonomastvo i 13. SS divizija").
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 00:25

Good post, Dino,
very interesting...

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 00:56

Lt.-Colonel wrote: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?
She survived the war.
I watched old G. Talić speaking about this photo in one documentary.
She also said that she didn't say anything.
But in this photo she looks like she's telling them everything:
watch her hand - she's saying it by order - "First: Tito is in..." :lol:
(a little joke, sorry, but this photo always looked to me this way :wink: )
rommel_gaj wrote:Educated guess:she was probably shot after interrogation. Paras had no time for prisoners...
I wouldn't say these are paras at all, Gaius,
but just ordinary ground forces of Luftwaffe.
Why would they carry double helmets
- one for jump (smaller ones) and one for the ground (these)?

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 01:01

Kessler wrote:The book "The Cruel Hunters" by French L. MacLean claims this pic to be one of Dirlewanger during operation Kormoran,
if my memory serves...

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This is Heer unit for sure.
(WH licence plates and uniforms are clearly visible - in larger photo)

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Oct 2005 02:16

What a sence of humour...
Well,he certainly finished on a similar tree-I wonder if he had the same outburst of witt then...

Thanks many times for the pictures Dino! I never saw famous Huska,and yet I heard so much about him. What was their song...A,yes:

"Kud Huskina vojska truska
nece biti zemlja srpska
vec ce biti zemlja turska..."


Traditional songs...never lose on their flair...

Here is a short story,related by a poet Avdo Humo who was sent to Cazin to persuade Huska to join the partisans. Humo and Huska had lengthy discussions over the overall situation in Bosnia,particulary on situation of shared allegiances of Bosnian Muslims. So,they went to sleep,sharing the same room. Huska could not sleep,was turning in his bed constantly so Humo asked him:
-Huska,what's troubling you?
-Listen Avdo: I don't give a fuck about the Americans,or the Germans ,or the Russians! But what will happen to us Muslims?

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Post by Lt.-Colonel » 21 Oct 2005 07:42

Zlatni Ljiljan (on Huska)
Soon after that, he was killed by some Ustasha mercenaries.
As far as I remember, he was killed by his brother in law, or some other member of his family by marriage (who was the member of ustaše). I'll check it out later. If you have "Bataljon Feniks" by Mladen Paver, check it out - there's a short account about Huska, his militia and his death.

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Post by Lt.-Colonel » 21 Oct 2005 07:47

Ivanwss
I wouldn't say these are paras at all, Gaius,
but just ordinary ground forces of Luftwaffe.
Why would they carry double helmets
- one for jump (smaller ones) and one for the ground (these)?
I will take the middle way and say that those guys are probably the glider infantry :wink:

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Oct 2005 09:39

I wouldn't say these are paras at all, Gaius,
but just ordinary ground forces of Luftwaffe.
Why would they carry double helmets
- one for jump (smaller ones) and one for the ground (these)?
I believe those two were from a small detachment of interpreters attached to the battalion. There is one hell of a thread covering Drvar and the German OOB somewhere...

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Oct 2005 09:50

And a close-up of Huska:

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And a story,unfortunately only in Bosnian (sorry Ivane, :lol: ):

http://www.kladusaonline.com/modules.ph ... le&sid=552

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 09:53

Damn...
Could you translate it for me, please...?

:lol: :wink:

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Oct 2005 12:11

New set of photos,from the same source:

1.) Citizens in Serbia reading German reprisal posters;
2.) German general (ID follows) inspects the unit of "Russisches Schutzkorps";
3.) "White" Russian from the same unit.
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Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Oct 2005 12:26

1.) Infantry column on the march;
2.) German leaflet calling upon partisans to surrender;
3.) "If you're cold,burn a house;If you're really cold,burn the whole village-after all,health is the most important thing in life."
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