The Key to the Balkans: The Battle for Serbia 1944

  title={The Key to the Balkans: The Battle for Serbia 1944},
  author={Gaj Trifkovi{\'c}},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={524 - 555}
  • Gaj Trifković
  • Published 3 July 2015
  • History
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
The aim of this article is to analyze the operations in Western Serbia and the neighboring regions conducted from March through September 1944 by the Yugoslav Partisans on one side and the Germans and collaborationist troops on the other. Knowledge of these operations is important for understanding subsequent military and political developments, namely the joint Soviet-Partisan offensive on Belgrade and the establishment of the Communist-dominated government in Yugoslavia. Little is known about… 
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