Slovenia during the Second World War. What happened there? Slovenia was part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (known as Drava Banovina). After the German invasion of Yugoslavia (1941) Slovenia was partitioned by the Axis: the Hungarians, the Italians and the Germans. In the Italian zone the Slovenes set up the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation (OF) and its armed branch were the Slovene Partisans. There was also collaboration: the Italians set up the Anti-Communist Volunteer Militia (MVAC / White Guard) to combat the partisans. Later the Germans set up the Slovene Home Guard. The Yugoslav partisans liberated the country and the last battle occured mid-May 1945: the Battle of Poljana.
History Hustle presents: Slovenia during World War II (1941 – 1945).
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– Hitler’s New Disorder. The Second World War in Yugoslavia (Stevan K. Pavlowitch).
– War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941–1945. Occupation and Collaboration (Jozo Tomasevich).
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