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German Army vs. Soviet Partisans
German Army Conquest of Yugoslavia
Operation 25, 1941
252 pages; 16 chapters and 10 appendixes
The German Army conquest of Yugoslavia was 12 days of muted thunder. A
small element of the most professional army in the world conquered a much larger
army in only 12 days. German Army Conquest of Yugoslavia is focused upon
the gamut of professional plans, movements and maneuvers that surrounded and
pervaded the German Army conquest of Yugoslavia. The e-book German
Army Conquest of Yugoslavia goes into great detail about the organization,
leadership and behavior of both German and Yugoslavian forces during the
German Army conquest of Yugoslavia. For example, the Yugoslavian Army
was totally dominated by Serbians who believed that they were the greatest fighters
in the world. Such arrogance was soon dispelled during the 12-day rout known as
the German Army conquest of Yugoslavia.
"The Yugoslav plan of defense called for a fairly even distribution of all available forces along the extended frontiers of the
country. In adopting a cordon defense the Yugoslav high command displayed little ingenuity as it deprived itself of the
opportunity of forming strong reserves. Since the capital of Belgrade and the industrial area around Nis and Kragujevac
were situated so close to the frontier, major elements of the Army were tied down in the defense of those sectors.
Moreover, the Yugoslav command intended to maintain contact with the Greek and British troops in Greece by
strengthening its forces in northern Macedonia. In conjunction with a Greek attack from the south, the Yugoslav high
command planned to commit the Third Army in a drive against Albania from the east. While this attack force was to push
the Italians out of Albania, the other armies were to fight delaying actions if any frontier sector should be invaded by
Germany. In the event of initial setbacks in the border areas, the Yugoslavs intended to conduct an orderly withdrawal
into the inaccessible mountainous regions in the western part of the country, where they hoped to continue their
resistance by engaging the invader in costly and time-consuming guerrilla warfare."
Excerpt from German Army Conquest of Yugoslavia
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