Guerrilla Nightmare

Luftwaffe Stukas at War Against Tito’s Partisans in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945

Lovro Peršen, Mario Raguž

Date Published :
July 2018
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Series :
Hard Cover Series
Illustration :
207 archive photos, 19 color profiles
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STUKA! The very name is synonymous with the screaming sirens and the crump of heavy bombs. For the lightly armed Partisan forces it meant despair, defeat and in a lot of cases, death. For the five long years Stuka units in the Balkan theater have come and gone, depending on the Axis war fortunes. They did not have permanent base, as was the case with NSGR. 7 for example, but the bomb loads that the Ju 87 carried and the precision to deliver them, was the wining combination. In all major military operations in Yugoslavia against Tito’s forces, Stuka was an element which was always included in Commander’s plans. In September 1943 it was Stukas who spearheaded the defeat of the Italian forces since German land forces were few in numbers. Until the last day of WW II in Yugoslavia, Stuka was on the first line of fire even against a strong foe such as the Red Army.


"This book is an excellent resource for those who interested in history and modeling from the Eastern Front. It's is a great read full of informative coverage of a little-known theater in the time leading up to the German invasion of the Soviet Union and the subsequent withdrawal back to the Fatherland and to eventual defeat at the hands of the Allies. The photos in the book provide many ideas for dioramas and the color profiles inspire modelers to build and paint something out of the ordinary when they have a Stuka kit sitting in front of them for want of an idea of what to do with it. This book is highly recommended to anyone interested in operations on the Eastern Front, especially those involving one of the most famous and dreaded dive bombers in history."

- Michael Reeves, IPMS/USA, IPMS# 51129

The book is packed with detailed information on the aircraft, the historical sequence of events and some of the people involved which will add to many historians and modellers knowledge of WW2 in the Balkans.

- Military Model Scene

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