Introduction - April 1941: Ante Pavelic and the Independent State of Croatia/ June 1941, Operation `Barbarossa' - call for Croatian volunteers to fight in Russia/ Organization, campaign history, uniforms and insignia of (in chronological order)/ Croatian Legion/ 369th Infantry Regiment - service with 100. Jager Division/ Italian/ Croatian Light Transport Brigade/ Croatian Air Force Legion - service with JG52 & KG3/ Croatian Anti-Aircraft Legions/ Croatian Naval Legion - 23rd Sub-Hunter Flotilla in Black Sea/ 369th (Croatian) Infantry Division - `Devil's Division'/ 373rd (Croatian) Infantry Division - `Tiger Division'/ 392nd (Croatian) Infantry Division - `Blue Division'/ 13th Waffen-SS Mountain Division `Handschar' (Croatian Nr.1)/ 23rd Waffen-SS Mountain Division `Kama' (Croatian Nr.2)/ Croatian Police Regiments/ Gendarmerie Division `Croatia'/ Plate Commentaries
Written by Croatian historian Vladimir Brnardic, this detailed volume offers a comprehensive guide to the uniforms and equipment of the significant yet little known Croatian units that fought alongside Nazi Germany on the Eastern Front of World War II.
Vladimir Brnardic was born in Zagreb, the capital city of the Republic of Croatia, in 1973. After graduating from the University of Zagreb with a History degree, he trained as a journalist in the Documentary Program of Croatian Television. He has a keen interest in the history of Central and Eastern European military organisations from the 15th to 19th century, especially those of the Napoleonic period. He is married and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. Viseslav Aralica was born in Zadar in 1972. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Zagreb, where he currently teaches. He served as a soldier in the Croatian War of Independence (1993-95); and has illustrated four books in a series on Croatian warriors through the centuries. Some of these 150 illustrations were exhibited at the Bologna Illustration Exhibition (Bologna 2001 and 2002) as well as at the fourth Florence Biennale 2003.