9th Corps (Partisans)

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The Partisan 9th Corps (Slovene: IX Korpus), was a formation of the Yugoslav Partisans during World War II. It consisted of division and brigade-size units, and operated in the Italian-annexed Province of Ljubljana, in Yugoslav territories under German civil administration, the Independent State of Croatia and northeastern Italy during World War II.

The corps took part in many operations against Germans and Italians forces prior to the surrender of Italy in 8 September 1943. One of the most significant was the German Operation Adler.

After a decision of Palmiro Togliatti, all communist units (named Garibaldini after Giuseppe Garibaldi) operating in territories reclaimed by Yugoslavians were to be incorporated into NOVJ (the Popular Yugoslavian Army of Liberation),[1] and wrote personally the content of the order of the day to be adopted by communist partisans.[2]

List of units[edit]

  • 19th SNOB (Slovenian Brigade of National Liberation) "Srečko Kosovel"[3]
  • 30th Jugoslavian Division, based on 17th SNOB (Slovenian Brigade of National Liberation) "Simon Gregorčič" and 18th SNOUB (Slovenian Assault Brigade of National Liberation) "Bazoviška"
  • Division Garibaldi "Natisone" (Italian partisans), composed from 156th partisan brigade "Bruno Buozzi" and 157th brigade "Guido Picelli"
  • 20th brigade "Garibaldi Triestina", formed with Italian partisans
  • 31st Jugoslavian Division, based on 3th[clarification needed] SNOUB "Ivan Gradnik", from 20th battalion and 7th SNOUB "France Prešeren".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cattaruzza, Marina (2007). L'Italia e il confine orientale. p. 270. 
  2. ^ "Quei garibaldini che scelsero Tito". Corriere della Sera. 31 January 1992. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Stanko Petelin Vojko: Gradnik Brigade on znaci.net

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cattaruzza, Marina (2007). L'Italia e il confine orientale. Il Mulino. ISBN 8815113940.