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DiD WWII GERMAN SLAVKO JURIC ACTION FIGURE, SS ROTTENFÜHRER, 13.WAFFEN SS-GEBIRGS-DIVISION der SS HANDSCHAR 1942 D80013

DiD WWII GERMAN SLAVKO JURIC ACTION FIGURE, SS ROTTENFÃœHRER, 13.WAFFEN SS-GEBIRGS-DIVISION der SS HANDSCHAR 1942 D80013 (USED / BOX DAMAGED)


 
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  • DiD 1/6 SCALE 12" WWII GERMAN SLAVKO JURIC ACTION FIGURE
  • SS ROTTENFÜHRER, 13.WAFFEN-GEBIRGS-DIVISION der SS HANDSCHAR 1942
  • PRODUCT NUMBER D80013
  • COMPLETE FIGURE BOXED/NEW
  • BOX IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
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    More on the 13th Waffen SS Gebirgs division der SS Handschar:

    The 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS "Handschar" (1st Croatian) was a mountain infantry division of the Waffen-SS, an armed branch of the German Nazi Party that served alongside but was never formally part of the Wehrmacht during World War II. From March to December 1944, it fought a counter-insurgency campaign against communist-led Yugoslav Partisan resistance forces in the Independent State of Croatia, a fascist puppet state of Germany that encompassed almost all of modern-day Croatia, all of modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as parts of Serbia. It was given the title Handschar (Bosnian:: Handžar) after a local fighting knife or sword carried by Ottoman policemen during the centuries that the region was part of the Ottoman Empire. It was the first non-Germanic Waffen-SS division, and its formation marked the expansion of the Waffen-SS into a multi-ethnic military force. Composed of Bosnian Muslims (ethnic Bosniaks) with some Catholic Croat soldiers and mostly German and Yugoslav Volkdeutsche (ethnic German) officers and NCO's, it took an oath of allegiance to both Adolf Hitler and the Croatian Leader Ante Pavelic.

    The division fought briefly in the Syrmia region north of the Sava river prior to crossing into northeastern Bosnia. After crossing the Sava, it established a designated "security zone" in northeastern Bosnia between the Sava, Bosna, Drina and Spreca rivers. It also fought outside the security zone on several occasions, and earned a reputation for brutality and savagery, not only during combat operations, but also through atrocities committed against Serb and Jewish civilians. In late 1944, parts of the division were transferred briefly to the Zagreb area, after which the non-German members began to desert in large numbers. Over the winter of 1944–45, it was sent to the Baranja region where it fought against the Red Army and Bulgarians throughout southern Hungary, falling back via a series of defensive lines until they were inside the Reich frontier. Most of the remaining Bosnian Muslims left at this point and attempted to return to Bosnia. The rest retreated further west, hoping to surrender to the Western Allies. Most of the remaining members became prisoner of the British Army. Subsequently, 38 officers were extradited to Yugoslavia to face criminal charges, and 10 were executed. Hundreds of former members of the division fought in the 1947-1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.


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