Accession Number : ADA328138

Title :   Operational Analysis: German operation Against Yugoslavia 1941.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Lennox, Dyer T.

PDF Url : ADA328138

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The German operation in Yugoslavia represents the mastery of Operational Art. While already staged to execute Operation Marita for the conquest of Greece and with the preparations for Barbarossa under way, the German High Command developed a plan for the invasion of Yugoslavia in eight days from 25 March to 3 April 1941. Then, they executed a complex operation into a country whose terrain heavily favored the defender and gained an unconditional surrender in eleven days. This paper attempts to evaluate the source of Germany's tremendous success by analyzing their application of the Principles of War in the hope of developing lessons of value for future practioners of war.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY HISTORY, PREPARATION, TERRAIN, YUGOSLAVIA, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), GREECE, MILITARY ART.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE