30 June 2017

0229 | Photo | Jugoslovenska vojska u otadžbini



A group of Chetniks show their attitude towards the Croatian leader Ante Pavelić in a witty way – by pointing their guns at his image, which they hung on a horse's tail.

Text © Ivan Ž.

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

File source: Heritage Images, 2-612-275 / AKG-Images, AKG4902766.

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Grupa četnika na duhovit način pokazuje svoj stav prema hrvatskom vođi Anti Paveliću – upirući puške u njegov lik, koji su okačili konju o rep.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: nepoznat.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Heritage Images, 2-612-275 / AKG-Images, AKG4902766.

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0228 | Photo | Hrvatsko domobranstvo



A Croatian Home Guard officer (centre) studies map with Chetnik commanders during one of their tactical truces and a joint fight against the Partisans.

Text © Ivan Ž.

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

File source: BPK, 50108875.

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Hrvatski domobranski oficir (sredina) studira kartu sa četničkim komandantima za vreme jednog od njihovih taktičkih primirja i zajedničke borbe protiv partizana.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: nepoznat.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: BPK, 50108875.

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19 June 2017

0227 | Photo | SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking"



Operation "Axis". An extremely rare photograph of members of the SS Regiment "Germania" in action against Tito's Partisans. The regiment originates from 1934, when it was formed as part of the SS Dispositional Troops, the forerunner of the Waffen-SS. After World War II broke out, the "Germania" became part of the SS Dispositional Division (later renamed "Reich") and in December 1940, it became the nucleus and the first regiment of the first international SS division, of the same name, soon renamed "Wiking". In the summer and autumn of 1943, along with the "Nordland" Division, elements of the "Wiking" Division were also stationed in Yugoslavia: the Headquarters and the II Battalion of the Armoured Regiment and the III Battalion of the "Germania" Regiment. During Operation "Axis", units of the "Wiking" Division were subordinated to the 14th SS Police Regiment, whose primary task was to disarm the Italians in the Karlovac–Ogulin area and secure the local supplies. However, the Partisan VIII Kordun Division had a similar plan and it was rushing, together with the Plaški, Kordun and Karlovac detachments, to forestall the Germans and be the first to get its hands on the valuable war material. Pictured, well armed and camouflaged members of the III Battalion, "Germania" Regiment, comb a forest in the vicinity of Tounj (near Ogulin), in search of the Kordun Partisans.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: September 1943.
Location: Kamenica–Zdenac (Ogulin), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: "Wenn alle Brüder schweigen" (p. 215).

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Operacija "Osovina". Izuzetno retka fotografija pripadnika SS-puka "Germanija" u akciji protiv Titovih partizana. Puk vodi poreklo iz 1934. godine, kada je formiran kao deo SS-jedinica na raspolaganju, preteče SS-trupa. Po izbijanju II svetskog rata, "Germanija" ulazi u sastav SS-divizije na raspolaganju (kasnije preimenovane u "Rajh"), a u decembru 1940. postaje jezgro i prvi puk istoimene, prve internacionalne SS-divizije, ubrzo preimenovane u "Viking". U leto i jesen 1943. godine, zajedno sa divizijom "Nordland", u Jugoslaviji su boravili i delovi "Viking" divizije: štab i II bataljon oklopnog puka i III bataljon puka "Germanija". Za vreme operacije "Osovina", jedinice divizije "Viking" bile su potčinjene 14. policijskom SS-puku, čiji je primarni zadatak bio razoružanje Italijana u rejonu Karlovac–Ogulin i osiguranje tamošnjih zaliha. Međutim, sličan plan je imala i partizanska VIII kordunaška divizija, koja je zajedno sa Plaščanskim, Kordunaškim i Karlovačkim odredom hitala da preduhitri Nemce i prva se dočepa vrednog ratnog materijala. Na slici, dobro naoružani i kamuflirani pripadnici III bataljona puka "Germanija" prečešljavaju jednu šumu u okolini Tounja (nedaleko od Ogulina), u potrazi za kordunaškim partizanima.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: septembar 1943.
Mesto: Kamenica–Zdenac (Ogulin), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: "Wenn alle Brüder schweigen" (str. 215).

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15 June 2017

0226 | Photo | Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen



Germany vs Croatia football match in Vienna. Before tens of thousands of spectators, at the Vienna's Prater Stadium, the first football game between Germany and Croatia was played, on 15 June 1941. This friendly encounter between the two members of the Axis powers was also the first match of the national football team of Croatia as an independent state. Already in the 16th minute, the Croats were celebrating: 1–0 for Croatia! However, shortly afterwards, the Germans tied the score... then scored another goal... and another... The Independent State of Croatia ended its first football match ingloriously: the national team was defeated with four goals difference (1–5) and, upon returning home, one of the players was shot, for being a member of the KPJ. It was the young Svetozar Džanić, born in Manđelos in Syrmia, a former national player of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Pictured, German striker Hans Fiederer (on the right) shoots at the Croatian goal, which is devotedly defended by Miroslav Brozović (on the left) and goalkeeper Franjo Glaser (on the ground). Already the following year, Fiederer's football career was over: in a bomb attack on the "Pariser Soldatenelf" ("Parisian Soldiers' Eleven", a German soldiers football team, for which he played as a soldier), the famous national player lost his right leg. After the war, Fiederer got a job as a sports editor, while Brozović and Glaser became members of the newly-formed Partisan football club, symbolically named "Partizan" (Brozović played as a defender and captain, and Glaser was the coach and goalkeeper). All other participants of this historical match, apart from the unfortunate Džanić, also survived the war and largely continued their sports careers.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Franz Blaha.
Date: 15 June 1941.
Location: Vienna, Germany.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe, 2-14927.

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Fudbalska utakmica Nemačka–Hrvatska u Beču. Pred nekoliko desetina hiljada gledalaca, na bečkom Prater-stadionu, 15. juna 1941. godine odigrana je prva fudbalska utakmica između Nemačke i Hrvatske. Ovaj prijateljski susret dveju članica sila Osovine ujedno je bio i prvi meč fudbalske reprezentacije Hrvatske kao nezavisne države. Već u 16. minutu Hrvati su slavili: 1–0 za Hrvatsku! Međutim, nedugo potom, Nemci su rezultat izjednačili... pa dali još jedan gol... i još jedan... Svoju prvu fudbalsku utakmicu Nezavisna Država Hrvatska završila je neslavno: reprezentacija je poražena sa četiri gola razlike (1–5), a po povratku kući jedan od igrača je streljan, zbog članstva u KPJ. Bio je to mladi Svetozar Džanić, rodom iz Manđelosa u Sremu, bivši reprezentativac Kraljevine Jugoslavije. Na slici, nemački napadač Hans Fiderer (desno) šutira na hrvatski gol, koji požrtvovano brane Miroslav Brozović (levo) i golman Franjo Glazer (na zemlji). Već naredne godine Fidererova fudbalska karijera je završena: u jednom bombaškom napadu na "Parisku vojničku jedanaestorku" (nemački vojničko-fudbalski tim, za koji je kao vojnik igrao), poznati reprezentativac je izgubio desnu nogu. Posle rata, Fiderer se zaposlio kao sportski urednik, a Brozović i Glazer su postali članovi novoformiranog partizansko-fudbalskog kluba, simbolično nazvanog "Partizan" (Brozović je igrao kao bek i kapiten, a Glazer je bio trener i golman). Svi ostali učesnici ove istorijske utakmice, osim nesrećnog Džanića, takođe su preživeli rat i većinom nastavili svoje sportske karijere.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Franc Blaha.
Datum: 15. jun 1941.
Mesto: Beč, Nemačka.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe, 2-14927.

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13 June 2017

0225 | Photo | 13. SS-Freiwilligen b. h. Gebirgs-Division (Kroatien)



Formation of the 13th SS Mountain Division. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem visits the division in Neuhammer. Marching in goose-step, members of the division's headquarters company parade before the Grand Mufti, who greets them with a Nazi salute.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Werner Mielke.
Date: November 1943.
Location: Neuhammer am Queis, Germany.
Original caption: "The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem with Bosnian volunteers of the Waffen-SS. [...]"

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-62-45-16.

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Formiranje 13. brdske SS-divizije. Veliki muftija jerusalimski u poseti diviziji u Nojhameru. Stupajući pruskim korakom, pripadnici štabne čete divizije defiluju pred velikim muftijom, koji ih pozdravlja nacističkim pozdravom.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Verner Milke.
Datum: novembar 1943.
Mesto: Nojhamer na Kvisi, Nemačka.
Originalni natpis: "Veliki muftija jerusalimski kod bosanskih dobrovoljaca SS-trupa. [...]"

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-62-45-16.

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06 June 2017

0224 | Photo | Srpski dobrovoljački korpus



Lieutenant Colonel Dimitrije Ljotić (centre), the spiritual leader of the Serbian Volunteer Corps, poses for a photograph as commander of the corps' training centre in Villa del Nevoso (during a battalion commanders' course, a few months before the end of the war). The moustached officer standing next to Ljotić is Captain Vasilije Jeličić, commander of the 2nd Battalion, II Regiment.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: January 1945.
Location: Villa del Nevoso, Italy.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Borivoje M. Karapandžić, "Srpski dobrovoljački korpus u službi naroda i otadžbine" (p. 132).

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Potpukovnik Dimitrije Ljotić (sredina), duhovni vođa Srpskog dobrovoljačkog korpusa, pozira za fotografiju kao komandant korpusnog centra za obuku u Ilirskoj Bistrici (za vreme jednog kursa za komandante bataljona, nekoliko meseci pred kraj rata). Brkati oficir koji stoji pored Ljotića je kapetan Vasilije Jeličić, komandant 2. bataljona II puka.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: januar 1945.
Mesto: Ilirska Bistrica, Italija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Borivoje M. Karapandžić, "Srpski dobrovoljački korpus u službi naroda i otadžbine" (str. 132).

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05 June 2017

0223 | Photo | Russisches Schutzkorps Serbien



Serbian homeland, Russian motherland, and a German uniform: Russian immigrants, the White Guards – members of the Russian Protection Corps in Serbia. The unit commander was Lieutenant General Boris Shteifon, a doctor of military sciences and a former Wrangel officer, who spent a third of his life as a citizen of Belgrade. Pictured, Lieutenant General Shteifon (second from the left) inspects his troops after a field exercise.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 1943.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: "Signal" Sonderheft Ost 1943 (p. 7).

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Domovina srpska, otadžbina ruska, a uniforma nemačka: ruski emigranti, belogardejci – pripadnici Ruskog zaštitnog korpusa u Srbiji. Komandant ove jedinice je bio general-lajtnant Boris Štejfon, doktor vojnih nauka i bivši Vrangelov oficir, koji je trećinu života proveo kao Beograđanin. Na slici, general-lajtnant Štejfon (drugi sleva) vrši smotru svojih trupa posle terenskih vežbi.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 1943.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: "Signal" Sonderheft Ost 1943 (str. 7).

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01 June 2017

0222 | Photo | Festungs-Brigade 963



Breakthrough of the Syrmian Front. Members of the I Proletarian Brigade, I Division, passing by the corpses of German soldiers, members of the 963rd Fortress Brigade (subordinated to the 41st Infantry Division), in the village of Mohovo. 

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 12 April 1945.
Location: Mohovo (Ilok), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: "Prva proleterska" (p. 238).

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Proboj Sremskog fronta. Pripadnici I proleterske brigade I divizije prolaze pored leševa nemačkih vojnika, pripadnika 963. tvrđavske brigade (podređene 41. pešadijskoj diviziji), u selu Mohovu. 

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 12. april 1945.
Mesto: Mohovo (Ilok), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: "Prva proleterska" (str. 238).

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