07 December 2015

0110 | Photo | 11. Panzer-Division



Operation 25. An armoured column of the "Ghost Division" (11th Armoured Division) passes by the disabled vehicles of the Yugoslav 6th Army in the vicinity of Topola. Two days later, after heavy and exhausting battles, the division entered the Yugoslav capital. In the arrogant propaganda report about the advance of this unit, the Yugoslav army had been referred to with great disrespect – however, in the end, a tribute was paid to the defenders of Belgrade after all: "We have to admit that they exploited the terrain remarkably and defended themselves bravely."

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Arthur Grimm.
Date: 11 April 1941.
Location: unknown (Topola), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: AKG-Images.
Number: AKG156544.

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Operacija 25. Oklopna kolona "Sablasne divizije" (11. oklopna divizija) prolazi pored onesposobljenih vozila jugoslovenske 6. armije u okolini Topole. Dva dana kasnije, posle teških i iscrpljujućih borbi, divizija je ušla u jugoslovensku prestonicu. U nadmenom propagandnom izveštaju o prodoru ove jedinice, jugoslovenska vojska je uporno omalovažavana – ali je na kraju ipak odato priznanje braniocima Beograda: "Mi moramo priznati da su teren izvanredno iskoristili i da su se hrabro branili."

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Artur Grim.
Datum: 11. april 1941.
Mesto: nepoznato (Topola), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: AKG-Images.
Broj: AKG156544.

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