#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...