London: Military Intelligence, War Office, 1943-1944. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (13 1/4 x 8 1/2"). , 111, pp, 70pp, 11 folded maps, 71, pp,  large folded map at rear. Original string bound cloth, with black lettering to front cover.
Published by the War Office between 1943 and 1944, this handbook is one of a series of 'Basic Handbooks' dealing with enemy countries (Germany, Italy, Japan) and countries occupied by the enemy.
The emphasis is directed to the administrative system, political organizations, economic features, and national characteristics together with so much of the history of the country as is required for an understanding of the subjects.
The detailed social and economic information in both parts, pre & post, include inforamtion ont eh nature of the religious communites amd how they fared during the war.
Dealing with Yugoslavia, a country divided and occupied by Germany and Italy in April 1941, this work is divided into four parts: Pre-Invasion; Post Invasion; Map Section; and Supplement. It is complete with its 11 large folded colored maps (General Map; Communications and Gridded map; Administrative Divisions in 'Independent Croatia;' Formation of Yugoslavia; The Banovina System; The Partition of Yugoslavia; Racial Groups; Density of the Population Map; Agricultural Regions Map; Main Types of Agriculture Map (disbound bu present); and Chief Mineral and Industrial Resources Map). The pocket at rear contains an addition large folded map indicating the Administrative Sub-Divisions.
Some rubbing and minor chipping to spines. Corners slightly bumped, not affecting pages throughout. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #44093