Sabotage of Axis ships in Yugoslavia (Winter 1940-1941)

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Platon Alexiades
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Sabotage of Axis ships in Yugoslavia (Winter 1940-1941)

Post by Platon Alexiades » Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:27 pm

Hello,

I am interested in finding out about these operations by SOE agents in the winter of 1940-1941. On 28 December 1940, the German transport Maritza (2,910 GRT, 1936) was sabotaged at Sibenik (apparently slightly damaged). At about the same time the Italian Esterina (558 GRT, 1889) was also sabotaged at Strozanac but the charge failed to explode. On 27 February 1941, the Italian Senio (1,178 GRT, 1879) was sunk by explosives in the harbour of Split.

Although at least a single British agent was involved, most saboteurs appear to have been Yugoslav nationals and were apparently arrested by the Italian police after the invasion of Yugoslavia.

Many thanks,

Platon
phil morgan
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Re: Sabotage of Axis ships in Yugoslavia (Winter 1940-1941)

Post by phil morgan » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:45 pm

Greetings Platon
There appears to be little response so far.
I have come across what appears to be work on her thesis by a student at Southampton University that may be helpful. You can download it.
I will try to attach the address for you.
Best wishes
Phil
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Re: Sabotage of Axis ships in Yugoslavia (Winter 1940-1941)

Post by phil morgan » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:54 pm

The Special Operations Executive and Yugoslavia 1941-1945
https://eprints.soton.ac.uk › ...

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by H Williams · 1994 · Cited by 1 — sabotage and subversion, to the later days of the war, when, greatly enlarged, it dealt with ... the scene of major diplomatic and subversive activity in the winter of. 1940-41. ... point of view, when the Yugoslav government finally gave in to German ... However, it was only on board the ship transporting them from Liverpool.
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Platon Alexiades
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Re: Sabotage of Axis ships in Yugoslavia (Winter 1940-1941)

Post by Platon Alexiades » Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:56 pm

Hi Phil,

Many thanks for the link. I downloaded the book but unfortunately the author makes no mention at all of the sabotage of these ships.

All the best,

Platon
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