Wednesday, December 26, 2012

For Führer and poglavnik

Hostilities were not over yet, when the invaders started dismemberment of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, change of its state and regional borders, and annexation of economically and strategically important regions, according to the Provisional Guidelines for the Division of Yugoslavia (Provisorische Richtlinien für die Teilung Jugoslawiens) agreed upon already on 12 April 1941.

Earlier, on 10 April 1941 at 17:45, the radio-stations of Zagreb broadcast a proclamation of creation of so-called Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska - NDH). At night from 15 to 16 April, immediately after the recognition of the NDH by Germany and Italy, in Zagreb arrived from Rome the leader (poglavnik) of the fascist Croatian Revolutionary Movement, better known as the ustaše, Ante Pavelić. More >>>

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Dreams about white plume

The battle for Monte Cassino became one of the biggest Polish historical myths. Losses of the II Corps there amounted to 4,199 men, of whom 923 were killed, while the German casualties were four times smaller. Did that great sacrifice serve Poland, or only personal ambitions of Gen. Władysław Anders? More >>>