26 July 2016

0180 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Axis". A clash of yesterday's allies, Italians and Germans, in Dubrovnik. Immediately after the capitulation of Italy (8 September 1943), the Germans began disarming Italian troops and taking over their occupation zones. Resisting in the city of Dubrovnik, the seat of the Italian VI Army Corps, was the "Marche" Division, led by Divisional General Giuseppe Amico (a known opponent of the German-Croatian persecution of the Jews). After fierce street fighting and with the help of aviation, the resistance was crushed by the reinforced 2nd Regiment of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen". The regiment was commanded by the infamous SS-Standartenführer Schmidhuber, who was also appointed governor of the city on this occasion (among his first orders was the liquidation of General Amico, without trial, and the continuation of persecution of the remaining Jews). The picture shows the giant Mercedes-Benz L 1500 A of the 3rd Battery, Anti-Aircraft Battalion, "Prinz Eugen" Division (left), and the miniature tankette L3/35 of the "Marche" Division (beside the car); on the right is the equipment of Italian soldiers, scattered along the road, over the tram tracks. The photograph was taken in the part of the city called Boninovo, long known (because of the convenient cliffs) for numerous suicides.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 10 September 1943.
Location: Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.
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Operacija "Osovina". Okršaj dojučerašnjih saveznika, Italijana i Nemaca, u Dubrovniku. Odmah po kapitulaciji Italije (8. septembra 1943), Nemci su započeli razoružavanje italijanskih trupa i preuzimanje njihovih okupacionih zona. U gradu Dubrovniku, sedištu italijanskog VI armijskog korpusa, otpor je pružala divizija "Marke", pod vođstvom divizijskog generala Đuzepea Amika (poznatog protivnika nemačko-hrvatskog progona Jevreja). Posle žestokih uličnih borbi i uz pomoć avijacije, otpor je slomio ojačani 2. puk SS-divizije "Princ Eugen". Pukom je komandovao zloglasni SS-štandartenfirer Šmidhuber, koji je ovom prilikom imenovan i za guvernera grada (među njegovim prvim naređenjima bila je likvidacija generala Amika, bez suda, i nastavak progona preostalih Jevreja). Na slici se vidi ogromni Mercedes-Benc L 1500 A iz sastava 3. baterije protivavionskog diviziona "Princ Eugen" divizije (levo), i minijaturna tanketa L3/35 divizije "Marke" (pored kola); sa desne strane je oprema italijanskih vojnika, razbacana duž puta, preko tramvajskih šina. Fotografija je snimljena u delu grada zvanom Boninovo, odavno poznatom (zbog pogodnih litica) po mnogobrojnim samoubistvima.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 10. septembar 1943.
Mesto: Dubrovnik, Jugoslavija.
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