Tito Escort Battalion

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Tito Escort Battalion
Prateci bataljon Vrhovnog staba NOVJ, Valjevo 1944.jpg
The Tito Escort Battalion in Valjevo, October 1944.
Allegiance Yugoslav Partisans flag 1945.svg Yugoslav Partisans
RoleProtection of the Supreme Headquarters personnel
Engagements Third Enemy Offensive
Partisan Long March
Case White
Case Black
Operation Rösselsprung

The Tito Escort Battalion was the protection unit of the Supreme Headquarters of Yugoslav Partisans and their commander Josip Broz Tito, responsible for their safety during World War II in Yugoslavia. It accompanied Tito throughout Yugoslavia during the war, suffering significant casualties and fighting pitched battles at times. Its most notable engagements were during the Axis Case Black offensive in south–eastern Bosnia in mid–1943, and in holding off the airborne assault of the German 500th SS Parachute Battalion during Operation Rösselsprung in mid–1944.



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