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Shadows on the Mountain: The Allies, the Resistance, and the Rivalries that Doomed WWII Yugoslavia

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An in-depth look at a crucial, little-known World War II episode—the failed Allied policy in Yugoslavia and its ramifications in the Balkans and beyondWinston Churchill called it one of his biggest wartime failures—the shift of British and U.S. support from Yugoslavia's Draža Mihailovic and his royalist resistance movement to Tito and his communist Partisans. This book ill ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Wiley (first published 2009)
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William
Nov 11, 2012 William rated it it was amazing
From beginning to end “Shadows on the Mountain” is steeped in Yugoslavian history. Marcia Christoff Kurapovna, former Balkan Reporter, provides an excellent source of reading material for all OSS enthusiasts!

This exquisite work is accompanied by biographical vignettes of key figures whose undaunted heroism bring deep appreciation of who they were, what they accomplished in the preservation of a nation, and why insurgents revered and feared their very existence. The material may be a challenge fo
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Ryan Wulfsohn
Nov 28, 2011 Ryan Wulfsohn rated it did not like it
Another week, another rubbish book about Yugoslavia. This time it's Shadows on the Mountain by Marcia Kurapovna. Okay I suppose most of it's accurate, well I hope so I don't know the subject that well, but there are some real howlers like:

1. Draza Mihailovic (the Chetnik leader) was awarded the VC by Britain in WW1!
2. Sweden had a government in exile in the UK in WW2!
3. An average German division had 30 000 to 45 000 men.
2. The Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet in 1943 was Admiral Si
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Actually I didn't finish but there is no other way I could rate it. I have a particular interest in the area and the time period so was looking forward to learning about he evolution of the modern geopolitical landscape and particularly how WWII influenced its development. Although I'm sure that info is in here, the writing is so thick and wordy I could not follow where things were going or what point was trying to be made. It felt to me like the purpose of this writing style was to sound ...more
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