ANZACs Blocking a Blitzkrieg: the battle of Vevi, 10–13 April 1941 Part 4

Members of the Australian 2/1st Anti-Tank Regiment resting, soon after their withdrawal from the Vevi area. The Battle of Vevi, 10–13 April 1941 A conference of company commanders of the isolated 2/8th was called at 5.00 p.m., but Mitchell unwisely did not go forward to attend it, instead sending his adjutant, Captain N. F. Ransom: […]

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Blocking a Blitzkrieg: the battle of Vevi, 10–13 April 1941 Part I

Codenamed Operation Marita, the German invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece sent the German Second Army, composed of four army corps and a panzer group, into Yugoslavia from Bulgaria, Hungary, and southern Austria. Against Greece, the Germans assembled their Second Army, comprising the XXX Korps in the east, the XVIII Gebirgs (Mountain) Korps in the centre […]

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