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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 12:45

Good ones, especially Rußische Schutzkorps.

Cheers,
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 12:46

Here's more from me:

ONE SAD STORY... (...just one of many)

Nikola Kalabić, JVuO lieutenant-colonel

The most controversial person in JVuO (Mihailović's četniks).
Draža's right hand, commander of an elite četnik unit Mountain King's Guard,
duke of Oplenac, man hunted by both Germans and partisans.
History remembers him as a man who betrayed and helped capturing
famous četnik commander Dragoljub Mihailović.
If this is actually true, or not, still is mystery...

Kalabić as young soldier, 1927.
(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

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Wedding photo - Borka and Nikola Kalabić
(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

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Nikola (on the left) in hunt as surveyor in Valjevo, 1938.
(source: "Ilustrovana politika" magazine)

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Kalabić family before the war:
Mirjana, Borka, Nikola, Milan

(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

As family of četnik officer, they were sent to concentration camp Banjica on 19.XII 1942.
Commander Vujković told them that they all should be shot.
In summer 1943, they were in the group for execution as a reprisal for
četnik Mountain King's Guard action against Germans in Stragari (50 Germans & 50 SDK members killed).
In autumm of 1943, they've managed to escape thanks to Nikola's
undercover officer in Nedić's service Kostadin Košutić.
When Nikola saw his daughter after 3 years, he cried...
And after the war - the real hell began for Kalabić's family...

(source: Kalabić's daughter Mirjana's testemony)

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Nikola with his father Milan
(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

Nikola's father Milan, when war broke out, was an officer in Nedić's service.
Like many other Nedić's men, he helped četniks (his son).
Germans arrested him in February 1942 and then again in September 1942,
He was tortured to death, but he told them nothing about his četnik connections.

(source: "Mihailović prema nemačkim dokumentima" (50-51), I.Avakumović)

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Lieutenant Nikola Kalabić before the war
(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

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Captain Nikola Kalabić, as commander of Mountain King's Guard
(source: "Album srpskih četnika gen.D.Mihailovića u 1000 slika Vol.1", M.Samardžić)

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Nikola with četnik Đorđe Rogić from Požega area
(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

When Kalabić's mother, wife and daughter were captured by communists in Zelengora in May 1945,
they told them they were family of this četnik. But someone recognized them as Kalabić's.
Daughter Mirjana (15 years old) was mobilized in 18.Croatian Brigade and mother and wife were sent to prison.

(source: Kalabić's daughter Mirjana's testemony)

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Kalabić with Pavle Blagojević, barber from Kosjerić, and lieutenant Filip Ajdačić (1944)
(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

Pavle Blagojević was shot after the war because of this photograph.

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Nikola's 15 years old son Milan, shot in communist prison around May-June 1945.
(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

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Nikola during negotiations with Germans;
from left: Nikola Kalabić, Dragoslav Račić, Neško Nedić


German general Felber (about these negotiations):
1.Movement DM was and stays an enemy.
2.Their collaboration with German and legal Serbian units against reds
is the result of the fact that communists in Serbia are their enemy number 1.
Enemy number 2 stays ocupation force.
3.Collaboration is used for munition supplies recovering (they never got weapons).
We should always count on new enemy orientation of DM movement against ocupation force...

(source: "Zbornik", tom 14, knjiga 3, str.955)

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Nikola with US colonel Albert Seitz in Stragari, November 1943.
(source: "Istina o Kalabiću", M.Samardžić)

Albert Seitz wrote in his memoirs about Kalabić:
Nikola was one of the most interesting people in whole Yugoslavia...
In his smart black uniform and always clean underwear he looked
like an imposing gentleman and soldier.
His heroism soon became legendary.


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Last one:
Communist literature claims that this is Nikola Kalabić with partisans (disguised as četniks),
day after they captured Gen. Mihailović.
This photo simply isn't clear enough to be sure.
You can make every long-bearded man's face blury
and claim it is Kalabić.

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(photo-source: "Album srpskih četnika gen.D.Mihailovića u 1000 slika Vol.1", M.Samardžić)

There are several versions of Kalabić's fate and Draža's capturing,
but none of them can be called final and true.

But - that's another story...

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Oct 2005 13:00

Let us go back to the shaved ones:

1.) German tourists in Mostar;
2.) Caption says "Dubrovnik,september 1943",Germans in italian Offizierskasino looking at both Italian and partisan mottos;
3.) Another Somua 35 somewhere in kras mountains.
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 13:10

What does the book say about the photo-sources?
There are so many Gebirgsjäger men on them.
Soldier in second photo in light uniform wears mountain boots
(and a patch on his right arm).

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Oct 2005 13:23

Bildquellen:

Bundesarchiv,Koblenz
E.C.E.P.D.A. Fort D'Ivry
Imerial war museum,London
National Archives,Wash.
US-Army,Wash.
Archiv M.R. de Launay,Paris
Archiv J.S.Middleton,London
Archiv A.Stilles,NY
Archiv K.Kirchner,Erlangen
Archiv J.K. Piekalkiewicz

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 14:32

Rußische Schutzkorps in Serbien photos, published in "Signal" 1943

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 15:57

I had a small discussion about my Kalabić-post with Gaj just now
(hope you aren't mad at me any more :wink: )
and we have mentioned an interesting topic - church.

Here are a few photos of various church members in Yugoslavia 1941-45.

Partisan priest Jevstatije Karamatijević (2nd from right)
(source: "Jugoslavija u ratu 1941-1945", V.Strugar)

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Četnik priest Budimir Sokolović (looking at the camera)
(source: "Album srpskih četnika gen.D.M.", M.Samardžić)

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SDK (Serbian volunteers) priest of Aleksa Todorović
(source: http://www.novaiskra.co.yu )

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Imam of SS Division "Handschar"
(source: internet)

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Oct 2005 16:55

Two interesting photos:
Germans searching their ally, old četnik duke Kosta Pećanac,
Prokuplje, September 1941 (I guess they didn't trust anyone).

(source: "Album srpskih četnika gen.D.M. vol.1", M.Samardžić)

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Oct 2005 18:04

I'm glad that we straightened it out. And photos of Pecanac are excellent!

Here are a couple of Gebirgsjaeger pics,nr. 2 and 3. taken during "Schwarz" I believe (since there wer no German units in Montenegro in fall of 1941,as the caption states... :roll: ):

1.) Winter games somewhere in the Balkans (caption says Romanija,beginning of 1942-there were no GebJaeger units in Bosnia than,even the 700- divisons were not reformed into Jaegers);
2.) Crossing the mountain stream;
3.) "Banditen" receiving the rougher end,high in the sunny mountains...
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Post by Kim Sung » 22 Oct 2005 06:57

Isn't there any color photo here?

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 22 Oct 2005 12:28

Photos in color were very rare in Yugoslavia at that time.
Here are few - taken by US officer J.B.Alin (some of the first color photos in Yugoslavia).

General Dragoljub Mihailović in village Pranjani, near Čačak, 6.IX 1944. (King Petar's birthday celebration)

(source: http://www.pogledi.co.yu )

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 22 Oct 2005 12:35

I'm not sure if this the right place to post this photo, but here it goes anyway:

This photo shows an officer from one of our neighbor-countries, Romania,
talking to German Luftwaffe officer.
I don't know where it was taken, but the year is 1942.

This photo was cut-out from "Signal" by my grandfather during the war.
The reason - this Romanian officer looks exactly (100%) like him at that time !

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Does anyone recognize him, maybe?

Cheers,
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 22 Oct 2005 12:45

One more (previously posted on forum, source is written on photo),
not exactly from YU, but it shows Yugoslav (/Serbian) princ Pavle during his visit to Germany.

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 22 Oct 2005 17:05

Piekalkiewicz again:

1.) Flak pounds partisans-KG "Fischer" in the vicinity of Tuzla again?
2.) They haven't reached the "Reichsgrenze"-column of Germans,allegedly in Istria in May 1945, with their captors.Note the pistol in hand of the leading partisan.
3.) Real good one: Partisan hands over the Yugoslav flag to the NZ tanker. Caption says Trieste-did the partisans make such contacts with the New Zealanders?
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 22 Oct 2005 18:59

rommel_gaj wrote:Let us go back to the shaved ones...
I agree. :)

Here are some photos of rebels captured by "Prinz Eugen" men.

One shaved and tidy četnik prisoner interrogated by SS men.
(source: "Prinz Eugen im Bild", O.Kumm)

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And now, let's go back to bearded and untidy ones ( :lol: :P )
- captured partisans
(source: "Prinz Eugen im Bild", O.Kumm)

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Partisan (notice red star patch on his sleeve)
is showing (obviously) their positions to SS-Ustuf. Kirchner.
(source: "Prinz Eugen im Bild", O.Kumm)

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Banditen (communists)
(source: "History of 7.SS Div. Prinz Eugen", O.Kumm)

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