The success of the previous book on the Axis armour in the Southeastern Europe, in the respected series, entitlled the Croatian History, published by Zagreb-based Despot Infinitus publishing house in 2015, was a milestone for this endeavour. This time, it was the Allied armour that was used in the same theatre. The term South-Eastern Europe encircles the area once known as Yugoslavia. By the Allies and domestic resistance movements, it was also perceived as one theatre, occupied by the different Axis armies. This theatre was, with no doubt, secondary comparing to the others in Europe, and waging its strategic importance and devotion of the main players to deploy first class units and equipment. But, the number of the armies and the variety of types used make it utterly interesting for all those who are keen enthusiasts on the World War Two armoured warfare.
The authors’ main motive was to present the results of their continuous research on this subject to the wider audience, which lasted for several decades. This interest produced the coherent picture of the events and details that are in the book. The authors presented the armoured forces of the Allied forces deployed in this part of the Europe, as well as the resistance during the Second World War. In the already known general framework of the events, we added the less known details of the armoured forces, their usage, with a possibility for a wider research in different directions. The stories of the Royal Yugoslav, Partisan, Soviet, Bulgarian, British and New Zealand armoured forces are lined in the chronological order up, as they appeared in the timeline of the War. There are no ideological comments of any kind, and the book concentrates on the armoured vehicles, their crews and the way how they waged the war with it. This book, combined with the previous one, on the Axis armour, makes a complete history of the armoured warfare in the Southeastern Europe between 1941 and 1945.
The photos gathered in this volume are collected during the long lasting process of the authors’ interest all over the former Yugoslavian region; in many cases, with the hardships of different kind, such as the distances or the financial costs. This selection of around 350 photos is the authors’ choice of the larger gathered material. We were guided by the intention to present the recent discoveries, coupled with the standard photos that were known for years, in order to produce the selection of the photo materials that would attract the audience from the region, as well as the others interested in the armour in the Southeastern Europe.
Format : 23 x 28
Pages number : 248
Pictures number : 350
Language : English / Croatian
Color profiles : Not specified
ISBN : 978-953-7892-61-6
Author : Bojan Dimitrijevic & Dinko Predoevic
Publishing : DESPOT INFINITUS
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