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Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Aug 2006 13:02

This photo was published in "The German Army 1939-45 (North Afrika & Balkans)"
and it's from Dušan Babac collection.

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It shows German Panzermänner with chetniks in 1942.
What I find interesting is the chetnik commander in center;
I believe this is Radivoje Kerović, a commander from Majevica.
There are only 3 (to me) known photos of him and one of them shows him with commander of SS-Division "Handschar", Desiderius Hampel.

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Post by Reader3000 » 04 Aug 2006 14:03

Looks like they are sitting on a Schwimmwagen?

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Aug 2006 14:06

It's French light tank Hotchkiss H-39,
often used in the Balkans...

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 04 Aug 2006 15:59

I've never seen that one before-thanks,drugar. :wink:

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Aug 2006 16:08

He, he, I knew you'd especially like it :wink:

Would you agree it's Kerović in the photo?

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 04 Aug 2006 19:27

He, he, I knew you'd especially like it Wink


:lol:

Would you agree it's Kerović in the photo?


Hard to tell -they all look the same. :wink: Truly, I have great difficulties recognising the chetnik leaders. I looked for his photo on the internet, but couldn't find any.

Ziv bio,

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Aug 2006 19:43

rommel_gaj wrote:I looked for his photo on the internet, but couldn't find any.

You have to type his name in cyrillic letters and you'll find the one I've posted for comparison.
This is the only photo of him available in communist books.
There's one more in some chetnik book which shows him
with (probably) D.Mihailović (not sure, have to check) and a couple more chetnik leaders.
Third photo is in G.Lepre's Handschar-book (the one with Hampel).
I believe this is Kerović mostly because of his unique moustache ("Vuk-Karadžić-style")...

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Post by Dolenc » 12 Aug 2006 16:00

Pictures from Slovenija!

Italian Army in Ljubljana
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Italian Army in Novo Mesto
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http://ww2panorama.org/

Maribor 1941
After the finished operations in Yugoslavia, Adolf Hitler was driven into Maribor on 26 April, 1941. Amongst else, he inspected the destroyed road bridge accross the Drava, which was pulled down by the Yugoslav Army moving out of the city. From the photo library of the Museum of National Liberation in Maribor
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Pictures from Museum of National Liberation Maribor

Rupnik(Slovenian fascist General(Domobranska vojska), bishop Rožman and General Erwin Rösener
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Partisan prisoners in Celje and then killed by SS
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Italians killed two partisan prisoners
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more pictures
http://muceniskapot.nuovaalabarda.org/

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Kakor ponosni gelebi nad vodo,
taki so padali za naso svobodo.

SLAVA NJIM!

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Post by Dolenc » 14 Aug 2006 16:58

Operation Wolkenbruch
(Rommel's offenisve / Romelova ofanziva)
After capitulation of Italy in September 1943 in Slovenian littoral, Istra, Croatian Littoral, Gorski Kotar, Notranjsko and Dolenjsko Italian units were disarmed, large liberated territory created and formed several new brigades and 18th, 30th and 31st Slovenian division of NOVJ. German communication line between Italy and Sava valley was cut or severally disrupted.

On 19th September German High command give order to commander of Army Group B, Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel to suppress uprising and eliminate NOV i POJ forces in Gorski Kotar, east Slovenia, Slovenian littoral, Istra, Croatian Littoral and secure Adriatic coast in that area.

Axis - Order of Battle

Units used in first and second phase

50,000 soldiers and officers, more than 150 tanks, 25 assault and 90 motorised AT guns

71st Infantry Division 191st Infantry Regiment
194th Infantry Regiment
221st Infantry Regiment
171st Artillery Regiment
reinforced with 138th Reserve Mountain Regiment
reinforced 1st Panzer Regiment of 1st SS Panzer Division "Adolf Hitler"
901st Panzergrenadier Regiment
two battalions of 19th SS Polizei Regiment
SS Battalion Karstjaeger
1st Battalion of 1st Regiment of 1st Panzer Division and 1st Mountain Jaeger Battalion
21st Panzergrenadier Regiment of 42nd Panzer Division
132nd Infantry Regiment of 44th Panzergrenadier Division "Hoch-und-Deutschmeister"
Units used in third phase

195th Infantry Regiment of 71st Infantry Division added with 901st Panzergrenadier Regiment
14th SS Polizei Regiment
44th Panzergrenadier Division "Hoch-und-Deutschmeister" - later added 132nd Infantry Regiment
44th Reconnaisance Detachment
Units used in fourth phase

50,000 men, more than 110 tanks, 10 assault guns and more than 140 motorised AT guns.

HQ of German 2nd SS Panzer Corps and German-Slovene Domobran garrison in Ljubljana
1st SS Panzer Regiment of 1st SS Panzer Division "Adolf Hitler"
44th Panzergrenadier Division "Hoch-und-Deutschmeister" 132nd Infantry Regiment
44th Reconnaisance Detachment
162nd Turkestan Division 303rd Turkestan Infantry Regiment
314th Turkestan Infantry Regiment
236th Turkestan Artillery Regiment
Wehrmannschaft Battalion "Sued" (umlaut)
Mountain Jaeger Regiment "Admont"
Mountain Battalion "Heine"
14th SS Polizei Regiment
reinforced 19th SS Polizei Regiment
901st Panzergrenadier Regiment
112nd Artillery Regiment
small parts of 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking"
small parts of 11th SS Panzer Division "Nordland"
194th Infantry Regiment of 71st Infantry Division
large part of 71st Infantry Division

Slovenian Home Defence Battalion
http://www.vojska.net/eng/world-war-2/o ... ruch-1943/

Kocevje Operation Wolkenbruch
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Slovenian Home Defence in Kocevje
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Pictures from
Pokrajinski muzej Kočevje
Prešernova ulica 11
1330 Kočevje

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Post by Befehl227 » 25 Aug 2006 15:08

King Petar II. in Egypt.(12.11.1943)

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King Petar (probably) in GB.

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[All photos are from my private collection]

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Post by TISO » 25 Aug 2006 23:14

Dolenc.
Do you have better quality pic of Domobranska tankista ( from sheet: Nemško domobranska postojanka v Kočevju). It's interesting version of Fiat-Ansaldo CV-33 ( L-3) tankette and of pic with Fi-156 (i would be interested in registration codes)

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Post by Mark V. » 27 Aug 2006 17:28

Živjo Tiso,

This is apparently the only photo of SD tanks. Yes, I know I once before stated more existed in the bellow mentioned book :oops: - these were actually NSKK tanks part of the Motorgruppe Alpenland used in Oberkrain and Untersteiermark, see one such pic bellow. Back to the domobran tank, the picture was made for propaganda purposes and appeared on the front page of the SD magazine. Otherwise the SD didn't have any tanks as the Germans didn't trust them too much.

Dolenc, thanks for posting these interesting pictures, here's a link to the discussion on The Battle of Kocevje/GOTTSCHEE

Both pictures come from Antonio Munoz: Slovenian Axis Forces in WWII.

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 28 Aug 2006 22:50

As we are dealing with armour...Two photos of Italian tanks (L6/40), taken from http://italie1935-45.aceboard.fr/97185-3232-7363-0-Croatie.htm :
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Post by pitman » 02 Sep 2006 20:31

streljko1 wrote:
Some of fortified positions (where most of combat took place) in Trieste itself were:

Elba factory- Yugoslav 3. and 4.Dalmatian brigade aided with Slovenian and Italian antifascist overrunned estimated 1200 ss troops, sailors, Četnik and Italian fascist. In factory were 3 AT and 6 AA guns. On the walls around factory were bunkers. After mortar and AT fire Yugoslav assault groups reached roof of the building and defenders surrendered.


I would love to know more about this fighting. Did this take place on May 1? What did the factory produce? Are there any pictures available from this fight? Is there any more information about this on the web (God knows I tried to find any)? If you or anyone else has a more detailed description, I would love to here it.

For that matter, I would love to hear more about the fighting in and around Trieste in general (and see more images, too). English language sources skip it almost completely, fast-forwarding to proto-Cold-War conflicts between Tito and the West on May 2 and afterwards.

Any help anybody could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Horthy68_57 » 03 Sep 2006 00:17

Any Bulgarian photos?

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