31 July 2019

0443 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Black". A pack animal train of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" (the troops commanded by SS-Standartenführer Schmidhuber) passing by a Partisan corpse, on the way from Mratinje to Ćurevo (the final phase of the operation). Lying on the killed opponent's body is his symbolically smashed and tossed rifle, signifying his defeat.

Text: Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Kollik, SS War Correspondent Battalion.
Date: June 1943.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

Sources: National Archives, 242-JRP-45-48-33A; Jovo Popović, Vješala za generale, Stvarnost, Zagreb, 1986, p. 180; Otto Kumm, Prinz Eugen – The History of the 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" (trans. Joseph Welsh), J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., Winnipeg, 1995, p. 303. File restoration: Ivan Ž.

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Operacija "Crno". Kolona tovarnih grla SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" (trupa pod komandom SS-štandartenfirera Šmidhubera) prolazi pored leša jednog partizana, na putu od Mratinja ka Ćurevu (u završnoj fazi operacije). Na telo ubijenog protivnika simbolično je bačena njegova u znak poraza slomljena puška.

Tekst: Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Kolik, Ratnodopisnički bataljon SS-a.
Datum: jun 1943.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvori: National Archives, 242-JRP-45-48-33A; Jovo Popović, Vješala za generale, Stvarnost, Zagreb, 1986, str. 180; Otto Kumm, Prinz Eugen – The History of the 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" (prev. Joseph Welsh), J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., Winnipeg, 1995, str. 303. Restauracija fajla: Ivan Ž.

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19 July 2019

0442 | Photo | Populace



Operation "Daredevil". Distrustful like feral kittens, little Montenegrins wearing opanci shoes observe the German photographer, keeping, just in case, their distance from the strange man with a flying eagle on his uniform. The photo was taken by Second Lieutenant Ernst A. Zwilling of the Air Force War Correspondent Battalion South-East (a pointy-faced man with small eyes and a Roman nose), who accompanied the German-Albanian troops during the new anti-partisan operation, named "Daredevil". The operation ended with the massacre of 428 inhabitants of the village of Velika – among whom there were kids just like these in the photo (and younger). The fate of the pictured children, however, is not known.

Text: Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Ernst A. Zwilling, Air Force War Correspondent Battalion South-East.
Date: July 1944.
Location: unknown (district of Andrijevica), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

Sources: ECPAD, LFT SO F2680 L13; Pavle Dželetović Ivanov, 21. SS-divizija "Skenderbeg", Nova knjiga, Beograd, 1987, p. 193; "Ernst A. Zwilling – 'White Hunter'", Die Wildente, Hamburg, Aug. 1966, pp. 15–16. File restoration: Ivan Ž.

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Operacija "Drznik". Nepoverljivi poput divljih mačića, mali Crnogorci u opancima posmatraju nemačkog fotografa, držeći se, za svaki slučaj, podalje od tog čudnog čike sa letećim orlom na uniformi. Fotografiju je snimio potporučnik Ernst A. Cviling iz Ratnodopisničkog vazduhoplovnog bataljona Jugoistok (čovek špicastog lica, sitnih očiju i orlovskog nosa), koji je pratio nemačko-albanske trupe u novoj protivustaničkoj operaciji, nazvanoj "Drznik". Operacija je završena pokoljem 428 stanovnika sela Velike – među kojima je bilo i mališana kao ovih na slici (a i mlađih). Sudbina dece sa fotografije, međutim, nije poznata.

Tekst: Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Ernst A. Cviling, Ratnodopisnički vazduhoplovni bataljon Jugoistok.
Datum: jul 1944.
Mesto: nepoznato (srez Andrijevički), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvori: ECPAD, LFT SO F2680 L13; Pavle Dželetović Ivanov, 21. SS-divizija "Skenderbeg", Nova knjiga, Beograd, 1987, str. 193; "Ernst A. Zwilling – 'White Hunter'", Die Wildente, Hamburg, avg. 1966, str. 15–16. Restauracija fajla: Ivan Ž.

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12 July 2019

0441 | Photo | 1. Kosaken-Division



Parade of the 1st Cossack Division in Zagreb. Lieutenant Colonel Paul von Wolff, commander of the 4th Kuban Cossack Regiment, salutes the division commander, Major General Helmuth von Pannwitz (wearing a grey papakha), at the end of the parade, at the Ban Jelačić Square. Standing next to von Pannwitz are Colonel Alexander von Bosse, commander of the I Cossack Brigade (wearing a white papakha), and Infantry General Edmund Glaise von Horstenau, German Plenipotentiary General in Croatia (closest to the camera). In addition to the Cossack hat (kubanka), von Wolff wears a traditional Cossack coat – cherkesska, with German medals on his chest (an Iron Cross 1st Class and a Tank Badge) and with Cossack cold weapons hanging off his belt (a kinzhal and a shashka).

Text: Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 18 March 1944.
Location: Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

Sources: ECPAD, DAT 1886 L12; Erich Kern, General von Pannwitz und seine Kosaken, Plesse-Verlag, Göttingen, 1963, p. 99; David Littlejohn, Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, R. James Bender Publishing, San Jose, California, 1994, vol. IV, pp. 300–301; Oberst Alexander von Bosse, Wehrmacht Awards Forum, 26.08.2012, p. 1. File restoration: Ivan Ž.

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Parada 1. kozačke divizije u Zagrebu. Potpukovnik Paul fon Volf, komandant 4. kubanskog kozačkog puka, salutira komandantu divizije, general-majoru Helmutu fon Panvicu (sa sivom papahom), na kraju parade, na Trgu bana Jelačića. Pored fon Panvica stoje pukovnik Aleksander fon Bose, komandant I kozačke brigade (sa belom papahom), i general pešadije Edmund Glez fon Horstenau, nemački opunomoćeni general u Hrvatskoj (najbliži objektivu). Osim kozačke kape (kubanke), fon Volf nosi i tradicionalno kozačko odelo – čerkesku, sa nemačkim odlikovanjima na prsima (Gvozdenim krstom I reda i Tenkovskom značkom) i kozačkim hladnim oružjem o pojasu (kinžalom i šaškom).

Tekst: Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 18. mart 1944.
Mesto: Zagreb, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvori: ECPAD, DAT 1886 L12; Erich Kern, General von Pannwitz und seine Kosaken, Plesse-Verlag, Göttingen, 1963, str. 99; David Littlejohn, Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, R. James Bender Publishing, San Jose, California, 1994, tom IV, str. 300–301; Oberst Alexander von Bosse, Wehrmacht Awards Forum, 26.08.2012, str. 1. Restauracija fajla: Ivan Ž.

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