used during World War 2 in Yugoslavia
Probably most overlooked weapon of World War 2 must be the radio. Without it Blitzkrieg would have been impossible to pull off. Poorly developed and often sabotaged land communications made radio primary mean of communications for Axis forces in Yugoslavia. this allowed British to intercept enormous amount of wireless traffic and while most of it had little value it give Winston Churchill clear picture about situation in Yugoslavia long before liaison officers were even sent to Partisans and Chetniks. Information received from German decrypted wireless intercept effectively sealed fate of Draža Mihailović and his movement.
Communications problem of coordinating guerrilla groups fighting in mountains sometimes hundreds of kilometers apart were realized by Partisans early on and huge effort was made to gather and operate any kind of radio system which could be found or captured from the enemy. Of course better coordination come at a price of now Germans having the benefit of intercepting Partisan wireless communications and easily breaking low quality codes being used resulting in several anti-partisan operations which foiled several Tito's plans.
- Wireless Set No. 22
- Wireless Set No. 48
- 100 WS
- TORN-Fu B1
- SCR-284-A - commonly used by Partisans, sometimes salvaged from crash landed B-17 and B-24 bombers
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