27 March 2017

0211 | Photo | 183. Infanterie-Division



Operation 25. Members of the Bicycle Squadron, 183rd Infantry Division, heading towards Ptuj through one of the nearby villages, 8 April 1941. In the meantime, in the town itself, acts of sabotage are being carried out by members of the so-called Illegal Company, an ethnic German unit secretly formed a few years before the war, and trained for sabotage and military operations. Ptuj was captured on the same day, at half past two in the afternoon.

Text: Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Robert Weber.
Date: 8 April 1941.
Location: unknown (Ptuj), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "Through abandoned villages and over muddy roads, a strong bicycle reconnaissance team heads towards the city of Ptuj on the Drava, which it captured after a brief, but fierce battle."

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Operacija 25. Pripadnici biciklističkog eskadrona 183. pešadijske divizije nastupaju prema Ptuju kroz jedno od okolnih sela, 8. aprila 1941. godine. Za to vreme, u samom gradu sabotaže vrše pripadnici tzv. Ilegalne čete, folksdojčerske jedinice tajno formirane nekoliko godina pre rata, i obučavane za sabotaže i vojne akcije. Ptuj je zauzet istog dana, u pola tri popodne.

Tekst: Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Robert Veber.
Datum: 8. april 1941.
Mesto: nepoznato (Ptuj), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Kroz napuštena sela i po blatnjavim putevima, јака biciklistička izvidnica nastupa prema gradu Ptuju na Dravi, koji je zauzela posle kraće, ali žestoke borbe."

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