April 17, 1941 : The Yugoslav army surrenders

Introduction

On this day in 1941, the Yugoslav army, encircled in Bosnia, surrenders to Germany and signs a formal capitulation in Belgrade.

By the time the Yugoslav government surrendered, 6,000 Yugoslav officers and 335,000 men had been taken prisoner, overwhelmed by the sheer force of Axis numbers.

Article Details:

April 17, 1941 : The Yugoslav army surrenders

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    April 17, 1941 : The Yugoslav army surrenders

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-yugoslav-army-surrenders

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks