#168 – Brotherhood & Unity

#168 – Brotherhood & Unity

The new Yugoslavia tries to industrialise. Tito enjoys the luxury that came with being the Premier and gets a new wife, but his biggest issue in the years immediately following the war was how to unite the country. Hundreds of thousands of anti-Communist Yugoslavs...
#166 TITO THE LESBIAN

#166 TITO THE LESBIAN

The near catastrophe of the Seventh Offensive led to recriminations between the British and Tito but it showed the Germans regarded Tito as a serious foe. Himmler said in a speech later in 1944: ‘He is our enemy, but I wish we had a dozen Titos in Germany, men who...
#165 – Dead Men On Leave

#165 – Dead Men On Leave

At the second session of AVNOJ, 29 November 1943, the delegates became a legislative assembly under the Presidency of Tito, who was proclaimed Marshal. But this momentous occasion was followed by tragedy. During the winter of 1943–4 the Germans carried out ‘Operation...
#164 – Fitzroy Maclean

#164 – Fitzroy Maclean

Churchill sends Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean, one of the founders of the SAS, to Tito as his official representative. Churchill’s decision to support Tito and Partisans – ie communists – over the Chetnik royalists has been the subject of much debate and anger...
#163 – IF IT BLOATS IT FLOATS

#163 – IF IT BLOATS IT FLOATS

In November 1942 Tito set up his first form of Communist government, the Anti-Fascist Council for Yugoslavia (AVNOJ). Hitler asks Mussolini to send all of the Croatian Jews to German camps – Mussolini agrees, but his troops, lead by General Mario Roatta, refused...
#161 – The Red Republic

#161 – The Red Republic

Tito started his campaigning in the middle of 1941, after Operation Barbarossa had distracted the Nazis away from Yugoslavia. He met with the Chetnik leader Draza Mihajlovic to try to form a unified front. In Užice, a town of some 12,000 inhabitants, Tito proclaimed a...

Nazi Propaganda in Yugoslavia

This is the German war propaganda leaflet in Serbo-Croatian language, printed in Nazi-occupied Serbia. Original hand written number (probably of the circulation) by the censor who approved release of this leaflet #569 and the original stamp of release date: 24....

Tito Wearing Titovka

Yugoslavia’s famed Partisan leader, Marshal Josip Broz (left), better known as ‘TITO’ appears here with 33-year-old Maj. Gen. Koca Popovic, commander of the partisan First Army Corps.  Popovic, a former Belgrade writer, is a veteran of the...