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Supporting in to secure the towns. fell to SS Captain Fritz members of his motorcycle assault company, a unit of the motorized SS division Reich, part of Reinhar^dt's corps attacking from Rumania. On the morning of April 12, Klingenberg and his vanguard ap- proached Belgr'ade from Pancevo along the north bank of the Danube River. The prospect that lay before them was less than inviting. The flood-swollen river separated them from the ravaged capital. The bridge they had hoped purposely spared by the Luftwaffe in its opening bombardment — to use had been blown up by the enemy.

Obsessed with the threat from their had done little to fortify their and the panzers surged across easily. Brushing aside a Greek motorized infantry division near Lake Dojran, the German armored columns descended on Salonika, claiming the city vvdthout a fight on the morning of April 9. The division's drive to the sea spelled doom for the Greek Second Army, which had taken a beating along the Metaxas Line and was now cut off. That same day, the commander of the Second Army traditional rivals, the Bulgarians, the Greeks ft The enameled Bergfiihrermountain leader's abzeichen, or badge (top), authorized in 1936, was awarded enlisted men and good character to officers of and leadership ability who passed a rigorous alpine training course and served at least a year mountain troops.

It " be arriving in Vienna "to conclude the agreements prepared. " He made no secret regent's closest advisers olution in the country of his distress: "I am out of my head. The next morning. Prime Minister Cvetkovic and Foreign Minister Cincar-Markovic left for V^ienna to sign the Tripartite Pact. Their hour of Celebrating the coup d'etat staged by \'ugoslavian officers opposed to an alliance with Germany, Serbians wave their national banner in the streets Belgrade. " 31 Attired as commander in chief, King Peter II of Yugosla\ia inspects his palace guard in Bel- grade on March 28, 1941.

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