Battle of Odžak (Odzak)

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Battle of Odžak (Odzak)

Post by South » 13 Apr 2019 07:53

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... nded-52262


Good morning all,

Am guessing - and hoping - this is best section for this post.

The Battle of Odžak (Odzak) is called the last battle of WWII in Europe.

It was a battle "between Yugoslav Partisans and Independent Croatian forces".

Much info in article.


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Re: Battle of Odžak (Odzak)

Post by FlyingStukas » 11 May 2019 15:26

The Last battle of WWII in Europe, its true. There is a saying "Berling capitulated - Odžak didn't".
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Re: Battle of Odžak (Odzak)

Post by ExYugoslav » 21 Nov 2019 09:57

battle ended on 25 th of May 1945, with catastrophis loses on the Yugoaslav side.

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Re: Battle of Odžak (Odzak)

Post by G. Trifkovic » 21 Nov 2019 13:32

ExYugoslav wrote:
21 Nov 2019 09:57
battle ended on 25 th of May 1945, with catastrophis loses on the Yugoaslav side.
Hi ExYugoslav,

please quantify "catastrophic" and cite your source.

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Re: Battle of Odžak (Odzak)

Post by ExYugoslav » 27 Nov 2019 11:46

first of all, my apologies, I am relativeli new on this forum and I try at my best. Of course, the number of the fallen on the prtizan side have never been made public and probably will not be published by the central archives in Belgrade for a long time. The only sources available are the stories of the direct participants, which are also accessible on the Internet. Of course, when it comes to catastrophic casualties, this is only considering the battle and the number of people involved and fallen on both sides, but these are not numbers that are alarming compared to other WWII battles in the Balkans.

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Re: Battle of Odžak (Odzak)

Post by KissMyAsthma » 08 Nov 2020 07:13

There are a lot of accounts of it published in compilations of documents in former Yugoslavia. Unbiased and honest description of battle can be read here: http://www.vojska.net/eng/world-war-2/o ... mala-1945/ . Otherwise, lot of it was written in Ustasha emigration and in independent Rupublic of Croatia, mostly containing no real sources but always same unreliable witness and lot of inaccuracies ( Partisans and Chetniks being same thing, Ustashe killing chetnik Branko Kovačević in 1943 even tho he was alive in German and Chetniks documents from 1944 and 1945, Tito asking Stalin to clear Odžak even tho it had no strategic value, partisans bringing "butchers from Bosnia" even tho they were mostly newly conscripted ex-Home Guards, completely denying any crimes commited by Ustasha there or collaboration with Chetniks)

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Re: Battle of Odžak (Odzak)

Post by Shvabenz » 22 May 2022 21:57

Greetings,

I will post some pictures from the battle for Odžak, 1945.

The battle lasted one month and six days.
From April 19 to May 25, 1945.

The first picture - Petar Rajkovačić, commander of the Odzak defense, with an escort. He was killed in battle.

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Second picture - Croatian Army in Odžak at one of the lineups, 1945.

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Third picture - Operation of the Second Yugoslav Army on the Una River.

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Fourth picture - Machine guns of the 4th Battalion of the 16th Muslim Brigade during the fight with the Ustashas at the position near Odžak, May 1945.

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According to nationalinterest.org:
"The cost for both sides is in dispute. Some sources claim the Partisans lost around 1,200 fighters, while others contend that up to 10,000 were killed. Historians agree, however, that most of the Ustasha forces - approximately 1,500 men - perished. It wasn 't until 1971 that a Belgrade weekly, NIN, published an article on the battle, revealing a story that until that point had been known only to the Yugoslav authorities and the people who witnessed it first-hand. "

(https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... ell-125481)


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