Tito, Mihailović, and the Allies, 1941-1945

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Duke University Press, 1987 - History - 406 pages
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A small but important correction is required to page 115 "The British establish Liason Mission with the Partizans" as follows:
Alexander Simic (Stevens MM), listed as the 3rd member of the Fungus
Commission was an Englishman and an enlisted member of the British Army as an SOE operative under 13 Corp Western Desert command. My father was not Canadian, but British, born in London in 1916 , his mother English and his father Serbian. the group was dropped on the night of April 19/20 , 1943according to official JNA / partisan Archives. He was the wireless operator for the group and was interogated at length by Vladimir Bakic at the Croatian Partisan HQ at Krbavsko Polje to which he and his two colleagues Pavle Pavlovic and Petar Erdelja were taken, before being allowed to send a request to SOE Cairo for the BBC to broadcast a coded confirmation the mission. The initial acceptance of the mission was greatly helped on the one hand by the fact that the Croatian Commander Ivan Rukovina had fought with Petar Erdelja in Spain with the International Brigade, but equally hindered by the fact that owing to command disputes within SOE in Cairo he had not been given his commission before the mission left. a fact that was not well received by the Partizan Command and led to the subsequent arrival of Major WD Jones as a Commissioned Officer of the British Army. Maj. Jones was transferred with him to the Slovenian Partisan HQ in late summer 1943 to blow the railway bridges at Zidanimost. This original mission,code named Fungus was I believe followed by a later mission of the same name to the Croatian partisans headed by Maj. Owen Reed. Before transferring to Slovenia he attended the first JAVNO - freedom conference in Jajce in the summer of 1943 and was present at the surrender of the Italian Forces under General Cerruti near Nove Mesto.He was commissioned (December 1943) in the field,Her remained in Slovenia until July 1944 when airlifted out to Bari to serve as an observer with "Rover Paddy" for Tactical Air Support in the Bologna / Forli area. He returned to Jugoslavia as the Liason officer & Artillary Observor for the combined Ops Raid on PAG Island in March 1945 and then to Triest as OC 13th Corp Liason Group and was present at the enforced surrender of German Army units outside of Triest to the local JNA Commander (Bentic) instead of the New Zealand Corp of the 8th Army under the Blue Line accords..
For the record my Father was awarded the Military Medal -
as reported in the London Gazette on August 26, 1943.
 

Contents

Yugoslavia in 1941 xxiv1
1
Historical Introduction
5
Agreed Partition of Yugoslavia 1941 3233
33
Important Moves Within Yugoslavia 1941 49
80
Who Is Tito? 113 The British Establish Liaison with
115
Captain Deakin and Tito in Jajce 1943
116
115 The German Intelligence Service Tries to Establish
123
British Policy Changes 129 The Quebec Conference
133
Congress at Jajce 162 The Tehran Conference 164 After
175
The Situation at the End of 1943 183
183
U S Policy Evolves 217 A New Yugoslav Government
225
bassador 250
250
Headquarters 225 King Peter Drops Mihailovic Who Orders
258
Mobilization 258 Tito Restricts British and American Liai
266
Tito and Subasic Reach a New Agreement 272
272
from Cetnik Territory 277 The British Government Pro
284

Captain Mansfield in Yugoslavia 1943
139
Seitz Hudson and Mansfield with Cetnik Major DuSan Smiljanic
154
mentinExile Moves to Yugoslavia 138 The First American
157
Reactions to the TitoSubaic Agreement 286 Additional
293
King Peter Objects to the TitoSubaSic Agreement 299
299
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