Military operations in World War II in Yugoslavia began on 6 April 1941, when the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was swiftly conquered by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Subsequently, a guerrilla liberation war was fought against the Axis occupying forces and their locally established puppet regimes, including the Independent State of Croatia and the Serbian Government of National Salvation, by the KPJ-led republican Yugoslav Partisans.

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  • Military operations in World War II on the territory of Yugoslavia started on 6 April 1941, when the kingdom was swiftly conquered by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Subsequently, a guerrilla liberation war was fought against the Axis occupying forces and their locally established puppet regimes, including the Independent State of Croatia and the Government of National Salvation in Serbia, by the Communist-led republican Yugoslav Partisans. Simultaneously, a multi-side civil war was waged between the Partisans, the Serbian royalist Chetniks, Croatian nationalist Ustaše and Home Guard, as well as Slovene Home Guard troops.Both the Yugoslav Partisans and the Chetnik movement initially resisted the occupation. However, after 1941, Chetniks extensively and systematically collaborated with the Italian occupation forces until the Italian capitulation, and thereon also with German and Ustaše forces. The Axis mounted a series of offensives intended to destroy the Partisans, coming close to doing so in winter and spring of 1943.Despite the setbacks, the Partisans remained a credible fighting force, gaining recognition from the Western Allies and laying the foundations for the post-war Yugoslav state. With support in logistics and air power from the Western Allies, and Soviet ground troops in the Belgrade Offensive, the Partisans eventually gained control of the entire country and of border regions of Italy and Austria.The human cost of the war was enormous. The number of war victims is still in dispute, but is generally agreed to have been at least one million. Non-combat victims included the majority of the country's Jewish population, many of whom perished in concentration and extermination camps (e.g. Jasenovac, Banjica) run by the client regimes.The Croatian Ustaše regime committed genocide against local Serbs, Jews, and Roma. The Chetniks pursued ethnic cleansing against Muslims and Croats and the Italian occupation authorities pursued against Slovenes. Partisans carried terror and executions against families of Chetnik fighters and "Class enemies". German troops carried out mass executions of civilians in retaliation for resistance activity (Kragujevac massacre).Finally, during and after the final stages of the war, Yugoslav authorities and Partisan troops carried out reprisals, including the deportation of the Danube Swabian population, forced marches and executions of thousands of captured collaborators and civilians fleeing their advance (Bleiburg repatriations), atrocities against the Italian population in Istria (Foibe massacres) and purges against Serbs, Hungarians and Germans associated with the fascist forces. (en)
  • Military operations in World War II on the territory of Yugoslavia started on 6 April 1941, when the kingdom was swiftly conquered by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Subsequently, a guerrilla liberation war was fought against the Axis occupying forces and their locally established puppet regimes, including the Independent State of Croatia and the Government of National Salvation in Serbia, by the Communist-led republican Yugoslav Partisans. Simultaneously, a multi-side civil war was waged between the Partisans, the Serbian royalist Chetniks, Croatian nationalist Ustaše and Home Guard, as well as Slovene Home Guard troops.Both the Yugoslav Partisans and the Chetnik movement initially resisted the occupation. However, after 1941, Chetniks extensively and systematically collaborated with the Italian occupation forces until the Italian capitulation, and thereon also with German and Ustaše forces. The Axis mounted a series of offensives intended to destroy the Partisans, coming close to doing so in winter and spring of 1943.Despite the setbacks, the Partisans remained a credible fighting force, gaining recognition from the Western Allies and laying the foundations for the post-war Yugoslav state. With support in logistics and air power from the Western Allies, and Soviet ground troops in the Belgrade Offensive, the Partisans eventually gained control of the entire country and of border regions of Italy and Austria.The human cost of the war was enormous. The number of war victims is still in dispute, but is generally agreed to have been at least one million. Non-combat victims included the majority of the country's Jewish population, many of whom perished in concentration and extermination camps (e.g. Jasenovac, Banjica) run by the client regimes.The Croatian Ustaše regime committed genocide against local Serbs, Jews, Roma, Croats, and Muslims. The Chetniks pursued ethnic cleansing against Muslims and Croats and the Italian occupation authorities pursued against Slovenes. Partisans carried terror and executions against families of Chetnik fighters and "Class enemies". German troops carried out mass executions of civilians in retaliation for resistance activity (Kragujevac massacre).Finally, during and after the final stages of the war, Yugoslav authorities and Partisan troops carried out reprisals, including the deportation of the Danube Swabian population, forced marches and executions of thousands of captured collaborators and civilians fleeing their advance (Bleiburg repatriations), atrocities against the Italian population in Istria (Foibe massacres) and purges against Serbs, Hungarians and Germans associated with the fascist forces. (en)
  • Military operations in World War II on the territory of Yugoslavia started on 6 April 1941, when the kingdom was swiftly conquered by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Subsequently, a guerrilla liberation war was fought against the Axis occupying forces and their locally established puppet regimes, including the Independent State of Croatia and the Government of National Salvation in Serbia, by the Communist-led republican Yugoslav Partisans. Simultaneously, a multi-side civil war was waged between the Partisans, the Serbian royalist Chetniks, Croatian nationalist Ustaše and Home Guard, as well as Slovene Home Guard troops.Both the Yugoslav Partisans and the Chetnik movement initially resisted the occupation. However, after 1941, Chetniks extensively and systematically collaborated with the Italian occupation forces until the Italian capitulation, and thereon also with German and Ustaše forces. The Axis mounted a series of offensives intended to destroy the Partisans, coming close to doing so in winter and spring of 1943.Despite the setbacks, the Partisans remained a credible fighting force, gaining recognition from the Western Allies and laying the foundations for the post-war Yugoslav state. With support in logistics and air power from the Western Allies, and Soviet ground troops in the Belgrade Offensive, the Partisans eventually gained control of the entire country and of border regions of Italy and Austria.The human cost of the war was enormous. The number of war victims is still in dispute, but is generally agreed to have been at least one million. Non-combat victims included the majority of the country's Jewish population, many of whom perished in concentration and extermination camps (e.g. Jasenovac, Banjica) run by the client regimes.The Croatian Ustaše regime committed genocide against local Serbs, Jews, Roma, Croats, and Muslims. The Chetniks pursued ethnic cleansing against Muslims and Croats and the Italian occupation authorities pursued against Slovenes and Croats. Partisans carried terror and executions against families of Chetnik fighters and "Class enemies". German troops carried out mass executions of civilians in retaliation for resistance activity (Kragujevac massacre).Finally, during and after the final stages of the war, Yugoslav authorities and Partisan troops carried out reprisals, including the deportation of the Danube Swabian population, forced marches and executions of thousands of captured collaborators and civilians fleeing their advance (Bleiburg repatriations), atrocities against the Italian population in Istria (Foibe massacres) and purges against Serbs, Hungarians and Germans associated with the fascist forces. (en)
  • Military operations in World War II in Yugoslavia began on 6 April 1941, when the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was swiftly conquered by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Subsequently, a guerrilla liberation war was fought against the Axis occupying forces and their locally established puppet regimes, including the Independent State of Croatia and the Serbian Government of National Salvation, by the KPJ-led republican Yugoslav Partisans. Simultaneously, a multi-side civil war was waged between the Yugoslav communist Partisans, the Serbian royalist Chetniks, Croatian fascist Ustaše and Home Guard, as well as Slovene Home Guard troops.Both the Yugoslav Partisans and the Chetnik movement initially resisted the occupation. However, after 1941, Chetniks extensively and systematically collaborated with the Italian occupation forces until the Italian capitulation, and thereon also with German and Ustaše forces. The Axis mounted a series of offensives intended to destroy the Partisans, coming close to doing so in the Battle of Neretva and Battle of Sutjeska in the spring and summer of 1943.Despite the setbacks, the Partisans remained a credible fighting force, with their organization gaining recognition from the Western Allies at the Tehran Conference and laying the foundations for the post-war Yugoslav state. With support in logistics and air power from the Western Allies, and Soviet ground troops in the Belgrade Offensive, the Partisans eventually gained control of the entire country and of the border regions of Trieste and Carinthia.The human cost of the war was enormous. The number of war victims is still in dispute, but is generally agreed to have been at least one million. Non-combat victims included the majority of the country's Jewish population, many of whom perished in concentration and extermination camps (e.g. Jasenovac, Banjica) run by the client regimes.The Croatian Ustaše regime committed genocide against Serbs, Jews, Roma and anti-Fascist Croats. The Serbian Chetniks pursued genocide against Muslims and Croats and Pro-Partisan Serbs, and the Italian occupation authorities pursued violence against Slovenes and Croats. The Wehrmacht carried out mass executions of civilians in retaliation for resistance activity e.g., the Kragujevac massacre. SS Division "Prinz Eugen" massacred large number of civilians and prisoners of war. Hungarian occupation troops massacred civilians (mostly Serbs and Jews) during the a major raid in southern Bačka, under the pretext of suppressing resistance activities.Finally, during and after the final stages of the war, Yugoslav authorities and Partisan troops carried out reprisals, including the deportation of the Danube Swabian population, forced marches and executions of thousands of captured soldiers and civilians fleeing their advance (the Bleiburg repatriations), atrocities against the Italian population in Istria (the Foibe massacres) and purges against Serbs, Hungarians and Germans associated with the fascist forces. (en)
dbo:causalties
  • Germany:
  • Italy:
  • 14,805 missing;
  • 15,160 wounded
  • 19,235 killed
  • 6,306 missing;
  • 9,065 killed
  • 99,000 killed
  • NDH:
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  • April 1941:
dbo:commander
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  • 1941-04-06 (xsd:date)
  • 1945-05-15 (xsd:date)
dbo:isPartOfMilitaryConflict
dbo:notes
  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • Total Yugoslav casualties: ~850,000–1,200,000
  • Civilians killed: ~514,000–581,000
  • Total Yugoslav casualties: ≈850,000–1,200,000
  • Civilians killed: ≈514,000–581,000
dbo:place
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  • Alliedvictory
  • * Defeat ofNazi Germanyin the Balkans
  • * Establishment ofDemocratic Federal Yugoslavia
  • * Defeat and overthrow ofIndependent State of Croatia,Government of National Salvation,Chetniks, and other Axis collaborators
  • * CommunistPartisansabolish ofmonarchyand establish a communist government
  • * Defeat and overthrow of theIndependent State of Croatia,Government of National Salvation,Chetniks, and other Axis collaborators
  • * CommunistPartisansabolish themonarchyand establish acommunist government
dbo:strength
  • 100,000 (1943)
  • 12,000 (1944)
  • 130,000 (1945)
  • 170,000 (1943)
  • 300,000 (1944)
  • 321,000 (1943)
  • 40,000 (1943)
  • 580,000 (1944)
  • 70,000 (1943)
  • 800,000 (1945)
  • 93,000 (1943)
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  • Clockwise from top left: Ante Pavelić visits Adolf Hitler at the Berghof, Stjepan Filipović hanged by the occupation forces, Draža Mihailović confers with his troops, a group of Chetniks with German soldiers in a village in Serbia, Josip Broz Tito with members of the British mission (en)
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  • 6306 (xsd:integer)
  • 9065 (xsd:integer)
  • 14805 (xsd:integer)
  • 15160 (xsd:integer)
  • 19235 (xsd:integer)
  • 28925 (xsd:integer)
  • 31200 (xsd:integer)
  • 99000 (xsd:integer)
  • 399880 (xsd:integer)
  • Germany: (en)
  • Italy: (en)
  • NDH: (en)
  • Partisans: 245,549 killed (en)
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  • ParseResult(15160,None,None)
  • ParseResult(14805,None,None)
  • ParseResult(19235,None,None)
  • ParseResult(31200,None,None)
  • ParseResult(28925,None,None)
  • ParseResult(6306,None,None)
  • ParseResult(399880,None,None)
dbp:combatant
  • April 1941: (en)
  • (en)
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  • 1941 (xsd:integer)
  • Albania (en)
  • CG (en)
  • VNS (en)
  • Pećanac Chetniks (en)
  • ParseResult(1941,None,None)
dbp:combatant1b
  • 1943 (xsd:integer)
  • Albania (en)
  • CG (en)
  • Chetniks (en)
  • VNS (en)
  • Slovene Home Guard (en)
  • ParseResult(1943,None,None)
dbp:combatant2a
  • 1941 (xsd:integer)
  • US (en)
  • UK (en)
  • Supported by: (en)
  • Chetniks (en)
  • ParseResult(1941,None,None)
dbp:combatant3a
  • 1941 (xsd:integer)
  • Supported by: (en)
  • USSR (en)
  • Partisans (en)
  • ParseResult(1941,None,None)
dbp:combatant3b
  • 1943 (xsd:integer)
  • Albania (en)
  • ) (en)
  • Bulgaria (en)
  • Partisans (en)
  • ParseResult(1943,None,None)
dbp:commander
  • Aleksandar Ranković (en)
  • Josip Broz Tito (en)
  • Koča Popović (en)
  • Miklós Horthy (en)
  • Ante Pavelić (en)
  • Mario Roatta (en)
  • Maximilian von Weichs (en)
  • Dušan Simović (en)
  • Fyodor Tolbukhin (en)
  • Alexander Löhr (en)
  • Sekula Drljević (en)
  • Leon Rupnik (en)
  • Arso Jovanović (en)
  • Boris Kidrič (en)
  • Peko Dapčević (en)
  • Sava Kovačević (en)
  • Milan Nedić (en)
  • Petar Drapšin (en)
  • Kosta Nađ (en)
  • Slavko Kvaternik (en)
  • Edmund Glaise von Horstenau (en)
  • Asen Nikolov (en)
  • Momčilo Đujić (en)
  • ---- Draža Mihailović (en)
  • Bogdan Filov (en)
  • Danilo Kalafatović (en)
  • Dobroslav Jevđević (en)
  • Franc Rozman Stane (en)
  • Ilija Trifunović-Birčanin (en)
  • Ivan Gošnjak (en)
  • Jezdimir Dangić (en)
  • Kosta Pećanac (en)
  • Milovan Đilas (en)
  • Pavle Đurišić (en)
  • Petar Baćović (en)
  • Svetozar Vukmanović Tempo (en)
  • Vladimir Stoychev (en)
  • Vojislav Lukačević (en)
  • Xhemo Hasa (en)
  • Zaharije Ostojić (en)
  • Xhem Hasa (en)
  • Nikola Kalabić (en)
  • Mihajlo Apostolski (en)
dbp:conflict
  • World War II in Yugoslavia (en)
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  • --04-06
  • (en)
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  • 300 (xsd:integer)
  • ParseResult(300,None,None)
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  • a (en)
  • c (en)
  • b (en)
  • d (en)
  • Civilians killed: ~514,000–581,000 Total Yugoslav casualties: ~850,000–1,200,000 (en)
  • Civilians killed: ≈514,000–581,000 Total Yugoslav casualties: ≈850,000–1,200,000 (en)
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dbp:result
  • Allied victory * Defeat of Nazi Germany in the Balkans * Defeat and overthrow of Independent State of Croatia, Government of National Salvation, Chetniks, and other Axis collaborators * Communist Partisans abolish of monarchy and establish a communist government * Establishment of Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (en)
  • Allied victory * Defeat of Nazi Germany in the Balkans * Defeat and overthrow of the Independent State of Croatia, Government of National Salvation, Chetniks, and other Axis collaborators * Communist Partisans abolish the monarchy and establish a communist government * Establishment of Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (en)
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  • 170000 (xsd:integer)
  • 300000 (xsd:integer)
  • 321000 (xsd:integer)
  • 580000 (xsd:integer)
  • 800000 (xsd:integer)
  • ParseResult(12000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(130000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(300000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(800000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(100000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(40000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(70000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(170000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(321000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(580000,None,None)
  • ParseResult(93000,None,None)
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  • Military operations in World War II in Yugoslavia began on 6 April 1941, when the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was swiftly conquered by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Subsequently, a guerrilla liberation war was fought against the Axis occupying forces and their locally established puppet regimes, including the Independent State of Croatia and the Serbian Government of National Salvation, by the KPJ-led republican Yugoslav Partisans. (en)
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  • World War II in Yugoslavia (en)
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