‘Damned Good Amateurs’: Yugoslav Partisans in the Belgrade Operation 1944

  title={‘Damned Good Amateurs’: Yugoslav Partisans in the Belgrade Operation 1944},
  author={Gaj Trifkovi{\'c}},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={253 - 278}
  • Gaj Trifković
  • Published 2 April 2016
  • History
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
ABSTRACT On 16 October 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a parade in Belgrade marking the 70th anniversary of its liberation by the Red Army and the Communist-led Yugoslav Partisans. In addition to being a public display of the historic bonds and mutual friendship between the two states, the event also symbolically reaffirmed the role of the Yugoslav Partisans in these operations by parading their old battle flags. In light of strong revisionist tendencies in the past 25 years… 
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