30 October 2016

0194 | Photo | Reserve-Jäger-Regiment 1



Operation "Dunkirk". Members of the 1st Reserve Jäger Regiment posing on their motorcycle with sidecar (Zündapp KS 750) looking at a Partisan deserter (a member of either the VIII Kordun or the XXXIV Croatian Division), in the Žumberak area. Sitting on the front seat of the motorcycle is one of the company commanders, Lieutenant Richter. Unlike most Partisans captured at the same time previous year, who were mostly wearing military rags and civilian clothes, this captive wears a full military uniform – a gift of the British army. The photograph is also a fine illustration of some of the impressions written in the German corps command report on experiences from this (failed) operation: "During Operation 'Dunkirk', confronting our units were no longer bandit groups of lower or higher combat value, as always before, but troops whom the term 'bandit gangs' no longer fits, which should rather be called 'resistance troops', since they fought back, were well led and were well and sufficiently armed. [...] [The enemy were] opponents who should be taken completely seriously. As for the combat morale, they were certainly no match for our units."

Text: Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: June 1944.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "Action on Žumberak. Lieutenant Richter, company commander."

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Operacija "Denkerk". Pripadnici 1. rezervnog lovačkog puka poziraju na motoru s prikolicom (Cindap KS 750) posmatrajući partizanskog dezertera (pripadnika ili VIII kordunaške ili XXXIV hrvatske divizije), u rejonu Žumberka. Na prednjem sedištu motora sedi komandir jedne od četa, poručnik Rihter. Za razliku od većine partizana zarobljavanih u isto vreme prethodne godine, koji su najčešće bili u vojničkim ritama i civilu, ovaj zarobljenik nosi punu vojnu uniformu – poklon britanske vojske. Fotografija je i dobra ilustracija nekih od utisaka zapisanih u izveštaju komande nemačkog korpusa o iskustvima iz ove (neuspele) operacije: "Za vreme operacije 'Denkerk', našim jedinicama nisu se više, kao uvek do sada, suprotstavljale grupe bandi sa manjom ili većom borbenom vrednošću, već trupe kojima više ne odgovara izraz 'bande', koje bi se pre morale zvati 'ustaničke trupe', pošto su prihvatile borbu, vojnički su dobro vođene i raspolažu dobrim i dovoljnim naoružanjem. [...] [Neprijatelj je bio] protivnik koga treba potpuno ozbiljno shvatiti. Što se tiče borbenog morala, svakako nije dorastao našim jedinicama."

Tekst: Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: jun 1944.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Akcija na Žumberku. Poručnik Rihter, komandir čete."

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0193 | Photo | 373. (kroatische) Infanterie-Division



A rare photograph of members of the German-Croatian "Tiger Division" (373rd Infantry Division), taken in the vicinity of Dvor, where their unit was stationed. The last parts of the "Tiger Division" were driven out of this town at the very end of the war, on 1 May 1945, by the Partisan XX Krajina Brigade (of the XXXIX Krajina Division).

Text: Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 1944.
Location: Dvor, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Muzej istorije Jugoslavije / Znaci, 11515.

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Retka fotografija pripadnika nemačko-hrvatske "Tigar-divizije" (373. pešadijska divizija), snimljena u okolini Dvora, u kojem je njihova jedinica bila smeštena. Poslednji delovi "Tigar-divizije" iz ovog grada su isterani tek pred sam kraj rata, 1. maja 1945. godine, od strane partizanske XX krajiške brigade (XXXIX krajiške divizije).

Tekst: Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 1944.
Mesto: Dvor, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Muzej istorije Jugoslavije / Znaci, 11515.

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17 October 2016

0192 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Black". The founders of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen", SS-Gruppenführer Artur Phleps (on the right) and SS-Standartenführer Stefan Hedrich (both Transylvanian Germans and former officers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Romania), at a lunch on the occasion of the visit by General Lüters (operation leader) and State Secretary Benak, in a tent at the division's headquarters in the Gacko Field. Sitting on the far left (partially visible) is the third of the division's highest-ranking officers and its chief physician, SS-Oberführer Dr Kurt-Peter Müller. On their left sleeves, all three wear the rarely seen circular insignia of the "Prinz Eugen" Division. (Unlike Phleps, who would be killed by Soviet soldiers the following year, tough Hedrich would live for many more years, and die a month and a half before his 95th birthday. The doctor would outlive both his comrades and die only a month before his 99th birthday.)

Text: Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Hugo Kemps, SS War Correspondent Battalion.
Date: 7 June 1943.
Location: Gacko Field (district of Gacko), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-41-15-20.

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Operacija "Crno". Osnivači SS-divizije "Princ Eugen", SS-grupenfirer Artur Fleps (desno) i SS-štandartenfirer Štefan Hedrih (obojica transilvanijski Nemci i bivši oficiri Austrougarske monarhije i Kraljevine Rumunije), na ručku povodom posete generala Litersa (vođe operacije) i državnog sekretara Benaka, pod šatorom u štabu divizije u Gatačkom polju. Sasvim levo (delimično vidljiv) sedi i treći od najviših oficira divizije i njen glavni lekar, SS-oberfirer dr Kurt-Peter Miler. Na levim rukavima sva trojica nose retko viđenu kružnu oznaku "Princ Eugen" divizije. (Za razliku od Flepsa, koga će naredne godine ubiti sovjetski vojnici, žilavi Hedrih će još dugo poživeti, i umreti mesec i po dana pred svoj 95. rođendan. Doktor će nadživeti obojicu saboraca i umreti samo mesec dana pred svoj 99. rođendan.)

Tekst: Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Hugo Kemps, Ratnodopisnički bataljon SS-a.
Datum: 7. jun 1943.
Mesto: Gatačko polje (srez Gatački), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-41-15-20.

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