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Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
The Albanian Kingdom (Gheg Albanian: Mbretnija Shqiptare, Standard Albanian: Mbretëria Shqiptare, Regno albanese), also known as Greater Albania, existed as a protectorate of the Kingdom of Italy.
Alexander I (– 9 October 1934), also known as Alexander the Unifier, served as a prince regent of the Kingdom of Serbia from 1914 and later became King of Yugoslavia from 1921 to 1934 (prior to 1929 the state was known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes).
Annexation (Latin ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the administrative action and concept in international law relating to the forcible transition of one state's territory by another state.
Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).
Anti-tank trenches, also called anti-tank ditches, are ditches dug into and around fortified positions to hold up the advance of enemy tanks.
August Marić (born 25 March 1885 in Goražde - died 17 November 1957) was a Croatian soldier.
Austria in the time of National Socialism describes the period of Austrian history from March 12, 1938 when Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany (the event is commonly known as Anschluss) until the end of World War II in 1945.
Austria-Hungary, often referred to as the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Dual Monarchy in English-language sources, was a constitutional union of the Austrian Empire (the Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Imperial Council, or Cisleithania) and the Kingdom of Hungary (Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen or Transleithania) that existed from 1867 to 1918, when it collapsed as a result of defeat in World War I. The union was a result of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 and came into existence on 30 March 1867.
The Axis powers (Achsenmächte; Potenze dell'Asse; 枢軸国 Sūjikukoku), also known as the Axis and the Rome–Berlin–Tokyo Axis, were the nations that fought in World War II against the Allied forces.
Čačinci is a village in municipality in Croatia in the Virovitica–Podravina County.
Čađavica is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Virovitica–Podravina County.
Čakovec (Csáktornya; Aquama; Tschakathurn) is a city in northern Croatia, located around north of Zagreb, the Croatian capital.
Čazma is a town and municipality in Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Croatia.
Žalec (SachsenfeldLeksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. 1904. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 44.) is a town in central Slovenia.
Ždala is a village in Croatia.
Ban of Croatia (Croatian: Hrvatski ban; horvát bán) was the title of local rulers or office holders and after 1102 viceroys of Croatia.
Banja Luka (Бања Лука) or Banjaluka (Бањалука), is the second largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity.
Barcs (Bartsch / Draustadt, Barč) is a border town in Somogy County, Hungary and the seat of Barcs District.
A battalion is a military unit.
The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War.
The Bednja is a river in northern Croatia, a right tributary of the Drava.
Bihać is a city and the administrative center of Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bilogora is a low mountainous range in central Croatia.
Bjelovar (Belovár, Bellowar, Kajkavian: Belovar) is a city in central Croatia.
Bogojevo (Богојево; Gombos) is a village in Serbia.
Bojnikovec is a village in Croatia.
Borisav "Bora" Ristić (Kragujevac, 31 December 1883 – Belgrade, 30 October 1967) was a high-ranking officer of the Serbian Army and a divisional general of the Royal Yugoslav Army.
Bosanska Krajina (Cyrillic: Босанска Крајина),; sometimes translated as Bosnian Frontier) or, sometimes, simply just Krajina, is a geographical region, a subregion of Bosnia, in western Bosnia and Herzegovina enclosed by a number of rivers, namely the Sava (north), Glina (northwest), Vrbanja and Vrbas (east and southeast, respectively). The region is also a historic, economic and cultural entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for its natural beauties and wildlife diversity. The largest city, and its historical center is Banja Luka. Other cities include Bihać, Cazin, Velika Kladuša, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Gradiška, Kozarska Dubica, Novi Grad, Bosanska Krupa, Ključ, Bosanski Petrovac, Kotor Varoš, Šipovo, Mrkonjić Grad, Drvar, Bosansko Grahovo, Gornji Vakuf, Bugojno, Donji Vakuf, Jajce, Kneževo, Bužim, Laktaši, and Čelinac. Bosanska Krajina is not a formal entity within the structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina; however it has a significant cultural and historical identity that was formed through several historic and economic events. The territory of Bosanska Krajina is currently divided between two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosanska Krupa (Босанска Крупа) is a town and municipality located in Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnia (Bosna/Босна) is the northern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, encompassing roughly 81% of the country; the other eponymous region, the southern part, is Herzegovina.
Brežice (RannLeksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 4: Štajersko. 1904. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 6.) is a town in eastern Slovenia in the Lower Sava Valley, near the Croatian border.
The Breguet 19 (Breguet XIX, Br.19 or Bre.19) was a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, also used for long-distance flights, designed by the French Breguet company and produced from 1924.
A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements.
In the United States Armed Forces, brigadier general (BG, BGen, or Brig Gen) is a one-star general officer with the pay grade of O-7 in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force.
The Bristol Blenheim is a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company (Bristol) which was used extensively in the first two years and in some cases throughout the Second World War.
Bugojno is a town and municipality located in Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A bunker is a defensive military fortification designed to protect people or valued materials from falling bombs or other attacks.
The army rank of captain (from the French capitaine) is a commissioned officer rank historically corresponding to the command of a company of soldiers.
Cazin is a city located in Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Celje is the third-largest town in Slovenia.
The title chief of staff (or head of staff) identifies the leader of a complex organization, institution, or body of persons and it also may identify a principal staff officer (PSO), who is the coordinator of the supporting staff or a primary aide-de-camp to an important individual, such as a president or a senior military officer.
This is a list of the Chiefs of the General Staff of the Royal Yugoslav Army from 1918 to 1945, the Yugoslav People's Army from 1945 to 1992 and the Armed Forces of Serbia and Montenegro (officially named the Armed Forces of Yugoslavia between 1992 and 2003) from 1992 to 2006.
In the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, colonel is the most senior field grade military officer rank, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and immediately below the rank of brigadier general.
Combined arms is an approach to warfare which seeks to integrate different combat arms of a military to achieve mutually complementary effects (for example, using infantry and armor in an urban environment, where one supports the other, or both support each other).
A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–150 soldiers and usually commanded by a major or a captain.
Corps (plural corps; via French, from the Latin corpus "body") is a term used for several different kinds of organisation.
A counterattack is a tactic employed in response to an attack, with the term originating in "war games".
A coup de main (plural: coups de main, French for blow with the hand) is a swift attack that relies on speed and surprise to accomplish its objectives in a single blow.
Crnac is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Virovitica–Podravina County.
The Croatian Peasant Party (Hrvatska seljačka stranka or HSS) is a centrist political party in Croatia founded on December 22, 1904 by Antun and Stjepan Radić as Croatian Peoples' Peasant Party (HPSS).
Croats (Hrvati) or Croatians are a nation and South Slavic ethnic group native to Croatia.
Daruvar (Daruvar, Daruwar, Daruvár, Aqua Balissae) is a spa town and municipality in Slavonia, northeastern Croatia, with a population of 8,567, as of 2011.
Demolition or razing is the tearing down of buildings and other man-made structures.
A dive bomber is a bomber aircraft that dives directly at its targets in order to provide greater accuracy for the bomb it drops.
A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.
The Drava or Drave by Jürgen Utrata (2014).
The Dravinja (Drann) is the largest tributary of the Drava River in Slovenia.
Dušan Simović (Душан Симовић; 28 October 1882 – 26 August 1962) was a Serbian general who served as Chief of the General Staff of the Royal Yugoslav Army and as the Prime Minister of Yugoslavia.
Kozarska Dubica (Козарска Дубица; until 1992: Bosanska Dubica / Босанска Дубица) is a town and municipality located in northern Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dugo Selo is a town in Zagreb County, Croatia.
Edmund Veesenmayer (12 November 1904 in Bad Kissingen – 24 December 1977 in Darmstadt) was a German politician, officer (SS-Brigadeführer) and war criminal.
A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group from within, usually in favour of an enemy group or nation.
Wrong info! --> A gendarmerie or gendarmery is a military component with jurisdiction in civil law enforcement.
General der Panzertruppe (Literally: General of the Armoured Corps) was a General of the branch OF8-rank rank of German Army, introduced in 1935.
A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.
Generaloberst, in English Colonel General, was, in Germany and Austria-Hungary—the German Reichswehr and Wehrmacht, the Austro-Hungarian Common Army, and the East German National People's Army, as well as the respective police services—the second highest general officer rank, ranking above full general but below general field marshal.
The Germans of Yugoslavia (Jugoslawiendeutsche, njemački/nemački Jugoslaveni, њемачки/немачки Југословени) are people of German descent who live in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or Slovenia.
Glina is a small town in central Croatia, located southwest of Petrinja and Sisak in the Sisak-Moslavina County.
Gornja Radgona (German: Oberradkersburg Prekmurje Slovene: Gorenja Radgonja, Felsőregede) is a town in Slovenia.
Gotalovo is a village in Gola municipality, Koprivnica-Križevci County, in northeastern Croatia.
Gyékényes (Đikeniš / Džikeniš) is a village in Somogy county, Hungary next to the border with Croatia.
Heinrich von Vietinghoff (6 December 1887 – 23 February 1952) was a German general (Generaloberst) of the Wehrmacht during World War II.
Herešin is a village in Croatia.
Herzegovina (or; Serbian: Hercegovina, Херцеговина) is the southern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Hlebine is a municipality in Koprivnica-Križevci County in Croatia.
The Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, NDH; Unabhängiger Staat Kroatien; Stato Indipendente di Croazia) was a World War II fascist puppet state of Germany and Italy.
Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.
In the context of the history of the 20th century, the interwar period was the period between the end of the First World War in November 1918 and the beginning of the Second World War in September 1939.
The Invasion of Poland, known in Poland as the September Campaign (Kampania wrześniowa) or the 1939 Defensive War (Wojna obronna 1939 roku), and in Germany as the Poland Campaign (Polenfeldzug) or Fall Weiss ("Case White"), was a joint invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, the Free City of Danzig, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the beginning of World War II.
The invasion of Yugoslavia, also known as the April War or Operation 25, was a German-led attack on the Kingdom of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers which began on 6 April 1941 during World War II.
Ivan Šubašić (7 May 1892 – 22 March 1955) was a Croatian and Yugoslav politician, best known as the last Ban of Croatia.
Ivanšćica, also sometimes spelled Ivanščica and Ivančica, is a mountain in northern Croatia.
Ivanec is a town in northern Croatia, located southwest of Varaždin and east of Lepoglava, north of the mountain Ivanščica.
Ivanić-Grad or Ivanić Grad (is a town in Zagreb County, Croatia. It is part of Moslavina.
Jajce is a town and municipality located in Central Bosnia Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Jakšić is a town and a municipality in Slavonia, Croatia.
Jasenovac is a village and a municipality in Croatian Slavonia, in the southern part of the Sisak-Moslavina County at the confluence of the river Una into Sava.
Josip Broz (Cyrillic: Јосип Броз,; 7 May 1892 – 4 May 1980), commonly known as Tito (Cyrillic: Тито), was a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and political leader, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980.
Julije Makanec (19 September 1904 – 7 June 1945) was an ethnic Croatian politician, teacher, philosopher and writer.
The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") is a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft.
Kalnik or Kalničko gorje is a mountain in northwestern Croatia.
Kapela is a municipality in Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Croatia.
Karlovac (is a city and municipality in central Croatia. According to the National census held in 2011 population of the settlement of Karlovac was 55,705. Karlovac is the administrative centre of Karlovac County. The city is located on the Zagreb-Rijeka highway and railway line, south-west of Zagreb and from Rijeka.
The Kingdom of Bulgaria (Царство България, Tsarstvo Bǎlgariya), also referred to as the Tsardom of Bulgaria and the Third Bulgarian Tsardom, was a constitutional monarchy in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, which was established on 5 October (O.S. 22 September) 1908 when the Bulgarian state was raised from a principality to a kingdom.
The Kingdom of Hungary was a monarchy in Central Europe that existed from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century (1000–1946 with the exception of 1918–1920).
The Kingdom of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyar Királyság), also known as the Regency, existed from 1920 to 1946 as a de facto country under Regent Miklós Horthy.
The Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) was a state which existed from 1861—when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy—until 1946—when a constitutional referendum led civil discontent to abandon the monarchy and form the modern Italian Republic.
The Kingdom of Montenegro (Serbian: Краљевина Црнa Горa / Kraljevina Crna Gora), was a monarchy in southeastern Europe, present day Montenegro, during the tumultuous years on the Balkan Peninsula leading up to and during World War I. Legally it was a constitutional monarchy, but absolutist in practice.
The Kingdom of Serbia (Краљевина Србија / Kraljevina Srbija), often rendered as Servia in English sources during the time of its existence, was created when Milan I, ruler of the Principality of Serbia, was proclaimed king in 1882.
The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croatian, Slovene: Kraljevina Jugoslavija, Краљевина Југославија; Кралство Југославија) was a state in Southeast Europe and Central Europe, that existed from 1918 until 1941, during the interwar period and beginning of World War II.
Klenovnik is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Varaždin county.
Ključ is a town and municipality located in Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kloštar Podravski is a settlement and a municipality in the Koprivnica-Križevci County in Croatia.
Koprivnički Bregi is a municipality in the Koprivnica-Križevci County in Croatia.
Koprivnica is a city in northern Croatia.
Kostajnica (Костајница),, Kostajnica/Костајница.
Kotor Varoš or Kotor-Varoš (Котор Варош) is a town and municipality located in north-western Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kotoriba (Kotor) is a village and municipality in Međimurje County, in northern Croatia.
Krapina is a town in northern Croatia and the administrative centre of Krapina-Zagorje County with a population of 4,482 (2011) and a total municipality population of 12,480 (2011).
Križevci (Crisium, Kőrös, Kreutz) is a town in central Croatia with a total population of 21,122 and with 11,231 in the city itself (2011), the oldest town in its county, the Koprivnica-Križevci County.
Krupa na Vrbasu (Крупа на Врбасу) is a village in the municipality of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Kupa (Croatian and Serbian pronunciation) or Kolpa (or; from Colapis in Roman times) river, a right tributary of the Sava, forms a natural border between north-west Croatia and southeast Slovenia.
League of Communists of Croatia (Savez komunista Hrvatske or SKH) was the Croatian branch of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ).
The League of Communists of Yugoslavia, before 1952 the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, was the country's largest communist party, and the ruling party of SFR Yugoslavia.
Legrad is a municipality in northern Croatia, located north of Koprivnica and east of Ludbreg in the Koprivnica–Križevci County.
Lendava (formerly Dolnja Lendava, in older sources also Dolenja Lendava; Lendva, formerly Alsólendva; Lindau, formerly Unter-Limbach) is a town and a municipality in Slovenia in the region of Prekmurje.
Lepoglava is a town in Varaždin County, northern Croatia, located southwest of Varaždin, west of Ivanec and northeast of Krapina.
Letenye (Letina) is a town in Zala County, Hungary, on the border with Croatia.
LI Army Corps (LI.) was an infantry corps of the German Army during World War II that participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia.
In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force, lieutenant general (abbreviated LTG in the Army, Lt Gen in the Air Force, and LtGen in the Marine Corps) is a three-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-9.
A light bomber is a relatively small and fast type of military bomber aircraft that was primarily employed before the 1950s.
Lipik is a town in western Slavonia, in the Požega-Slavonia County of northeastern Croatia.
Adolf Hitler's directives or Führer's directives (Führerbefehle) were instructions and strategic plans issued by Adolf Hitler himself.
Ljubljana (locally also; also known by other, historical names) is the capital and largest city of Slovenia.
Ljutomer (Luttenberg in der Steiermark) is a town in northeastern Slovenia, some 40 km east of Maribor.
Lorković–Vokić plot (Urota Lorković-Vokić) was an attempt initiated by the Minister of Interior, Mladen Lorković and Minister of Armed Forces, Ante Vokić, to form a coalition government with the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS), abandon the Axis powers and align the Independent State of Croatia with the Allies with help of the Croatian Home Guard.
Ludbreg is a town in Croatia, located halfway between Varaždin and Koprivnica near the river Drava.
The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.
Lukač is a village and municipality in Slavonia, in the Virovitica–Podravina County of Croatia.
In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, major general is a two-star general-officer rank, with the pay grade of O-8.
Mali Grabičani is a village in Croatia.
Maribor (German: Marburg an der Drau) is the second-largest city in Slovenia and the largest city of the traditional region of Lower Styria.
Maximilian von Weichs (12 November 1881 – 27 September 1954) was a field marshal in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.
Međimurje County (Međimurska županija) is a triangle-shaped county in the northernmost part of Croatia, roughly corresponding to the historical and geographical region of Međimurje.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.
Military organization or military organisation is the structuring of the armed forces of a state so as to offer military capability required by the national defense policy.
Milorad Petrović (Милорад Петровић; 18 April 1882 – 12 June 1981) was an Army General in the Royal Yugoslav Army who commanded the 1st Army Group during the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia of April 1941 during World War II.
Mobilization, in military terminology, is the act of assembling and readying troops and supplies for war.
Molve (in Hungarian Molna) is a municipality in the Koprivnica–Križevci County in Croatia.
Mostar is a city and the administrative center of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mrkonjić Grad (Мркоњић Град) is a town and municipality located in western Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Mur or Mura (or;;; Prekmurje Slovene: MüraNovak, Vilko. 2006. Slovar stare knjižne prekmurščine. Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU, pp. 262, 269. or Möra) is a river in Central Europe rising in the Hohe Tauern national park of the Central Eastern Alps in Austria with its source being above sea level.
Mursko Središće (Muraszerdahely, Kajkavian: Mursko Središče) is the northernmost city in Croatia, located at (alt. 175 m) and one of the oldest localities in Međimurje County.
Našice is a town in eastern Croatia, located on the northern slopes of the Krndija mountain in eastern Slavonia, 51 km southwest of regional hub Osijek.
Nagykanizsa (Kan(j)iža, Velika Kan(j)iža; Großkirchen, Groß-Kanizsa, Canissa, Velika Kaniža, Kanije) is a medium-sized city in Zala County in southwestern Hungary.
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not earned a commission.
Nova Gradiška is a city located in the Brod-Posavina County of Croatia, population 14,229 (2011).
Novi Grad (Нови Град; formerly Bosanski Novi), Novi Grad/Нови Град.
Novi Marof (Kajkavian: Nuovi Narof) is a town in north-western Croatia, located south of Varaždin and east of Ivanec, in the Varaždin County.
Novigrad Podravski is a municipality in the Koprivnica-Križevci County in Croatia.
The Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH) was the High Command of the German Army during the Era of Nazi Germany.
Ormož (Ormosd, Friedau, Prekmurje Slovene: Ormošd) is a town in the traditional region of Prlekija, part of Styria, in northeastern Slovenia.
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011.
Otočac is a town in Croatia, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see.
Pavle Gregorić (18 October 1892 – 23 March 1989) was the Minister for Croatia in the government of the Democratic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia from 7 March 1945 to 14 April 1945.
Pčelić is a village in Croatia.
Petar Nedeljković (9 August 1882 – 1 November 1955) was an Army General in the Royal Yugoslav Army who commanded the 4th Army during the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia of April 1941 during World War II.
Peteranec is a municipality in the Koprivnica-Križevci County in Croatia, population 2704 (2011 census).
Petrijanec is a village and municipality in Croatia in the Varaždin County.
Petrinja is a town in central Croatia near Sisak in the historic region of Banovina.
Pitomača is a municipality in Croatia in the Virovitica–Podravina County.
Pivnica Slavonska is a village in Croatia.
Požega is a city in western Slavonia, eastern Croatia, with a total population of 26,248 (census 2011).
Popovača is a town in Croatia in the Moslavina geographical region.
Pregrada is a town and municipality in Krapina-Zagorje County in Croatia.
Prekmurje (dialectically: Prèkmürsko or Prèkmüre; Muravidék) is a geographically, linguistically, culturally and ethnically defined region settled by Slovenes and a Hungarian minority, lying between the Mur River in Slovenia and the Rába Valley (the watershed of the Rába) (Porabje) in the most western part of Hungary.
Prijedor (Приједор)) is a city located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2013, it has a population of 89,397 inhabitants within its administrative limits. Prijedor is situated in the Bosanska Krajina region. It is an economically prosperous municipality hosting a wide range of industries, services and educational institutions. The city's geographical location close to major European capitals has made it an important industrial and commercial hub nationally. Prijedor is known for its Catholic, Eastern Orthodox Christian and Islamic heritage. Historic buildings from the Ottoman and Austrian-Hungarian periods are a feature of the urban landscape. The city underwent extensive renovation between 2006–2009.
The Prime Minister of Yugoslavia was the head of government of the Yugoslav state, from the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1918 until the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992.
Prozor-Rama is a town and municipality located in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ptuj (Pettau; Poetovium/Poetovio) is a town in northeastern Slovenia that is the seat of the Municipality of Ptuj.
Questia is an online commercial digital library of books and articles that has an academic orientation, with a particular emphasis on books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences.
A regiment is a military unit.
Reka is a village in Croatia.
Rogatec (RohitschSuppan, Arnold. 1996. Jugoslawien und Österreich 1918–1938: Bilaterale Außenpolitik im Europäischen Umfeld. Vienna: Verlag für Geschichte und Politik, p. 663.) is a small town in eastern Slovenia, on the border with Croatia.
Rovine is a village in the municipality of Gradiška, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Army of the Kingdom of Serbia (Војска Краљевине Србије, Vojska Kraljevine Srbije), known in English as the Royal Serbian Army, was the army of the Kingdom of Serbia that existed between 1882 and 1918, succeeding the Armed forces of the Principality of Serbia and preceding the Royal Yugoslav Army.
The Royal Yugoslav Army (Jugoslavenska vojska, Југословенска војска) or Army of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was the armed force of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) from the state's formation in December 1918 until its surrender to the Axis powers on 17 April 1941.
The Royal Yugoslav Army Air Force (Zrakoplovstvo vojske Kraljevine Jugoslavije, Ваздухопловство војске Краљевине Југославије; ВВКЈ), was formed in 1918 in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929) and existed until Yugoslavia's surrender to the Axis powers in 1941 following the Invasion of Yugoslavia during World War II.
Sarajevo (see names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of 275,524 in its current administrative limits.
The Sava (Сава) is a river in Central and Southeastern Europe, a right tributary of the Danube.
Seketin is a village in Croatia.
The Serbs (Срби / Srbi) are a South Slavic ethnic group that formed in the Balkans.
Sesvete is the easternmost district of Zagreb, Croatia.
Severin is a village and a municipality in Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Croatia.
Sisak (Sziszek; also known by other alternative names) is a city and episcopal see in central Croatia, located at the confluence of the Kupa, Sava and Odra rivers, southeast of the Croatian capital Zagreb, and is usually considered to be where the Posavina (Sava basin) begins, with an elevation of 99 m. The city's total population in 2011 was 47,768 of which 33,322 live in the urban settlement (naselje).
The Skoda 75 mm Model 1928 (75 mm M.28) was a mountain gun manufactured by Skoda Works and exported to Yugoslavia.
Slatina is a town in the Slavonia region of Croatia.
Slavko Kvaternik (25 August 1878 – 7 June 1947) was a Croatian politician who, alongside Ante Pavelić, founded the Croatian nationalist movement known as the Ustaše and a direct perpetrator of the Holocaust in the Independent State of Croatia.
The Slovenes, also called as Slovenians (Slovenci), are a nation and South Slavic ethnic group native to Slovenia who share a common ancestry, culture, history and speak Slovenian as their first language.
Slovenska Bistrica (Windisch-Feistritz) is a town south of Maribor in eastern Slovenia.
Sremska Mitrovica (Сремска Митровица) is a city and the administrative center of the Srem District in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia.
Standartenführer ("standard leader") was a Nazi Party (NSDAP) paramilitary rank that was used in several NSDAP organizations, such as the SA, SS, NSKK and the NSFK.
Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 (StG 77) was a dive bomber wing in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II.
Suho Polje (Cyrillic: Сухо Поље), also known as Suvog Polje, is a place located south-west of the city of Bijeljina in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Supreme Command or High Command (Vrhovna komanda) was the highest headquarters of the armed forces of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia during wartime.
Teslić (Теслић) is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Topusko is a commune in Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia.
Torčec is a village in Croatia.
The Tripartite Pact, also known as the Berlin Pact, was an agreement between Germany, Italy and Japan signed in Berlin on 27 September 1940 by, respectively, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Galeazzo Ciano and Saburō Kurusu.
Tuzla is the third largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the administrative center of Tuzla Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Una is a river in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The Ustasha – Croatian Revolutionary Movement (Ustaša – Hrvatski revolucionarni pokret), commonly known as Ustashe (Ustaše), was a Croatian fascist, racist, ultranationalist and terrorist organization, active, in its original form, between 1929 and 1945.
Varaždīn (or; also known by other alternative names) is a city in Northern Croatia, north of Zagreb.
Varaždinske Toplice (Varasdfürdő, Warasdin - Töplitz or Bad Warasdin, Kajkavian: Varaždinske Toplice) is a small town in northern part of Croatia in Varaždin County.
Velika Gorica (meaning "Great Hills") is the largest and most populous city in Zagreb County, Croatia.
Virovitica is a Croatian city near the Hungarian border.
Vladimir "Vladko" Maček (20 June 1879 – 15 May 1964) was a Croatian politician in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and as a leader of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) following the 1928 assassination of Stjepan Radić, was a leading Croatian political figure until the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941.
Voćin is a village and municipality in western Slavonia, Croatia, located southwest of Slatina and east of Daruvar.
In Nazi German terminology, Volksdeutsche were "Germans in regard to people or race" (Ethnic Germans), regardless of citizenship.
Vratno (ThörlLeksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 74.) is a settlement in the Žumberak/Gorjanci Hills in the Municipality of Šentjernej in southeastern Slovenia.
The Vrbas is a major river with a length of, in western Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Vukovar (ВуковарThe official use of Serbian Cyrillic in Vukovar is subject to a dispute involving the local and national authorities, and is the source of a current political controversy. See #Minority languages.) is a city in eastern Croatia.
In the military science of fortification, wire obstacles are defensive obstacles made from barbed wire, barbed tape or concertina wire.
A working animal is an animal, usually domesticated, that is kept by humans and trained to perform tasks.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
XLVI Panzer Corps was a tank corps of the German Army during World War II that participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia.
The Yugoslav coup d'état of 27 March 1941 in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, replaced the regency led by Prince Paul and installed King Peter II.
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia.
Zvornik is a city located in eastern Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The 14th Panzer Division (14.) was an armoured division in the German Army during World War II.
The 16th Infantry Division of the German Army was formed in 1934.
The 183rd Infantry Division was a German infantry division in World War II that participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia.
The 1st Army Group was a Royal Yugoslav Army formation mobilised prior to the German-led Axis invasion of the Yugoslavia in April 1941 during World War II.
The 1st Cavalry Division was a horsed cavalry formation of the Royal Yugoslav Army that formed part of the Yugoslav 1st Army Group during the German-led Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
The 1st Panzer Army (1.) was a German tank army which was a large armoured formation of the Wehrmacht during World War II.
The 27th Infantry Division Savska was an infantry formation of the Royal Yugoslav Army that formed part of the Yugoslav 4th Army during the German-led Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
The 2nd Army (2.) was a Royal Yugoslav Army formation commanded by Armijski đeneral Dragoslav Miljković that opposed the German-led Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941 during World War II.
The 2nd Army (German: 2. Armee Oberkommando) was a World War II field army.
The 2nd Army Group was a Royal Yugoslav Army formation commanded by Armijski đeneral Milutin Nedić during the German-led Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941 during World War II.
The 32nd Infantry Division Triglavski was a Royal Yugoslav Army infantry formation raised prior to the German-led Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
The 40th Infantry Division Slavonska was an infantry formation of the Royal Yugoslav Army that formed part of the Yugoslav 4th Army during the German-led Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
The 42nd Infantry Division Murska was an infantry formation of the Royal Yugoslav Army that formed part of the Yugoslav 4th Army during the German-led Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
The 538th Frontier Guard Division, also known as the Division z.b.V. 538. was a short-lived German division in World War II that participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia.
The 7th Army was a Royal Yugoslav Army formation raised prior to the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, during World War II.
The 8th Panzer Division was a formation of the Wehrmacht ''Heer''.