10 May 2016

0162 | Photo | 21. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Skanderbeg" (albanische Nr. 1)



Formation of the 21st SS Mountain Division "Skanderbeg". General Böhme visits the division in Kosovo. In the centre of Prizren, on a small bridge over the Bistrica river, SS-Oberführer August Schmidhuber (divisional commander) invites the newly-appointed commander of the 2nd Armoured Army, General of Mountain Troops Franz Böhme, to inspect the honour guard. (Seen in the background, on the right, is the famous Sinan Pasha Mosque from the XVII century, and the Orthodox Cathedral of St. George.)

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 5 July 1944.
Location: Prizren, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "General of Mountain Troops Böhme, commander of the 2nd Armoured Army, and Standartenführer Schmidhuber, commander of the SS Division 'Skanderbeg'."

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Formiranje 21. brdske SS-divizije "Skenderbeg". General Beme u poseti diviziji na Kosovu. U centru Prizrena, na mostiću preko reke Bistrice, SS-oberfirer August Šmidhuber (komandant divizije) poziva novopostavljenog komandanta 2. oklopne armije, generala brdskih trupa Franca Bemea, da izvrši smotru počasne čete. (U pozadini, desno, vidi se čuvena Sinan-pašina džamija iz XVII veka, i pravoslavni saborni hram Sv. Đorđa.)

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 5. jul 1944.
Mesto: Prizren, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "General brdskih trupa Beme, komandant 2. oklopne armije, i štandartenfirer Šmidhuber, komandant SS-divizije 'Skenderbeg'."

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