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2020 | 106 | 2 | 247-270

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Závěr druhé světové války v Jugoslávii, otázka válečných zajatců a nábor nových vojáků očima československých exilových představitelů:



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The end of the Second World War in Yugoslavia and the questions of prisoners of war and recruitment of new soldiers in the eyes of representatives of the Czechoslovak exile government:
Окончание второй мировой войны в Югославии, вопрос военнопленных и вербовки новых военных глазами ссыльных чехословаков:

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This text analyzes some aspects of the end of the Second World War in Yugoslavia from the perspective of the change in the anti-Hitler coalition towards the sides fighting on Yugoslav territory and towards the potential recruitment of prisoners of war in order to deploy them in battles against the German army. Particular attention is dedicated to the opinions of several representatives of the Czechoslovak exile government on these issues, including the question of possible recruitment of new soldiers into the Czechoslovak Army fighting abroad. This can contribute to a better understanding of the Czechoslovak military mission delegated in July 1944 to the headquarters of Josip Broz Tito, the commander of the Yugoslav partisans and communists. However, the complex political circumstances and immediacy of the wartime situation did not provide much space for realizing these goals of the Czechoslovak mission. The article is mainly based in sources of Czechoslovak, Yugoslav, and partially also British provenience, countless written memoirs, and relevant scholarly literature.


  • Slovanský přehled, redakce, Historický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., Prosecká 76, 190 00 Praha 9, Czech Republic


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