Conquest of the Balkans by Time-Life Books

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Time-Life 3rd Reich sequence 10 of 21

One publication within the Time-Life sequence concerning the 3rd Reich. A entire description of the conquest of the Balkans with essays.

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Was left of the refuge was a gaping hole, Their branches were littered with 'parts of human bodies, amis, legs, heads. To compound the carnage, the dropped mostly incendiaries would guide the raiders who came that night. From her refuge north of the Danube, Mitchell looked back that evening to witness a city that "seemed to be one blazing bonfire. Great tongues of flame would burst up suddenly, glare fiercely for a while, and slowly sink away. " assault on Belgrade continued for two days, killing 17,000 and lirlklng Yugoilairia from All tides SLOVAKIA GERMAN REICH HUNGARY ITALY The Wehrmacht planned to defeat Yugoslavia by exploiting Its location: The nation was hemmed in by the Reich and its German infantry and mountain troops assembled on satellites.

Officers were outfitted with es- sentially the same clothing, plus a left) with light green piping on the insignia. When not wearing a steel helmet, all ranks wore a mountain cap (far left), a World War I design with a folddown ear-and-neck flap. service tunic (below, The savage contest — or nine cost the division 160 lives more than the WehiTtiacht had lost in the entire campaign for Yugoslavia. Meanwhile, the 6th Mountain Division, attacking to the right of the 5th, a coup of its own. The troops climbed through deep snow to was scoring a stretch of the Metaxas Line so remote and high — 7,000 feet —that the There the Germans pushed through the lightly defended position and marched down the south side of the ridge, reaching the rail line to Salonika east of Lake Dojran late on April 7.

In light of the capture of Salonika, the commander of the group, General Maitland Wilson, decided that a defense in the of Greece's northwestern frontier was futile. Instead, he would set up his main defensive line in an arc extending westward from the Aegean coast near Mount Olympus to the Aliakmon River a position that conceded northern Greece to the Germans hut guarded the main approaches to Athens. To delay the German onslaught, Wilson deployed a rear guard on — the panzers' route of advance, ninety miles southwest of the Metaxas Line, and supported it with squadrons of the British Royal Air Force based south of his main line of defense.

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