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  • Yugoslavia
    Sunday Apr 6, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    Invasion of Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia
    Sunday Apr 6, 1941

    On 6 April 1941, German forces, with Hungarian and Italian assistance, launched an invasion of Yugoslavia.




  • Yugoslavia
    Sunday Apr 6, 1941

    World War II

    Invasion of Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia
    Sunday Apr 6, 1941

    Germany responded with simultaneous invasion of Yugoslavia. It was Known as the April War or Operation 25, which occurred between 6 to 18 April. The attack led to German occupation to Yugoslavia.




  • Croatia
    Thursday Apr 10, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    Independent State of Croatia

    Croatia
    Thursday Apr 10, 1941

    On 10 April 1941, Slavko Kvaternik proclaimed the Independent State of Croatia, and Tito responded by forming a Military Committee within the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Party.




  • Tobruk, Libya
    Thursday Apr 10, 1941

    World War II

    The Siege of Tobruk

    Tobruk, Libya
    Thursday Apr 10, 1941

    The Siege of Tobruk lasted for 241 days in 1941, after Axis forces advanced through Cyrenaica from El Agheila in Operation Sonnenblume against Allied forces in Libya, during the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) of the Second World War. The siege diverted Axis troops from the frontier and the Tobruk garrison repulsed several Axis attacks.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Apr 13, 1941

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact

    Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Apr 13, 1941

    In April 1941, Soviet aid ended with the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact and the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. This pact enabled the Soviet Union to avoid fighting against Germany and Japan at the same time.And in August 1945, the Soviet Union annulled the neutrality pact with Japan.




  • Moscow, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Moscow, Russia)
    Sunday Apr 13, 1941

    World War II

    Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact

    Moscow, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Moscow, Russia)
    Sunday Apr 13, 1941

    With the Soviets wary of mounting tensions with Germany and the Japanese planning to take advantage of the European War by seizing resource-rich European possessions in Southeast Asia, the two powers signed the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact in April 1941.




  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Thursday Apr 17, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    The Government and military met with the German officials in Belgrade

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Thursday Apr 17, 1941

    On 17 April 1941, after King Peter II and other members of the government fled the country, the remaining representatives of the government and military met with the German officials in Belgrade.


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