Operation "Weihnachtsmann" (1943-12-25)
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Dates: 25 – 30 December 1943. (1)
Objective: To engage and destroy Partisan units concentrated between the Kupa and Sava Rivers in mountainous terrain 30-35 kilometers south and southeast of Zagreb.
Enemy Forces: 28th Assault Division NOVJ.
Kuban-Kos.Reiter-Rgt. 4/1. Kosaken-Kav. Div.
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Conduct of Operations and Results: The operation was carried out according to plan but the Partisans withdrew to the east, crossed the Sava and escaped into the Moslavačka Mountains. The German forces, primarily the Cossacks, looted most of the villages in the area as they passed through. Although the Partisans were driven from the area, they were not brought to battle so there were very few casualties on either side.
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.628; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Oslobodilački rat naroda Juooslavije 1941-1945, 2 Vols (Belgrade: 1965), Vol. II, p.40.