Albania in Occupation and War: From Fascism to Communism 1940-1945
"Albania in the Twentieth Century: A History" represents an unparalleled achievement in scholarship on Albania. Owen Pearson presents a complete account of the twentieth century in Albania, from its breakaway from the Ottoman Empire in 1908 to the Kosova War in 1999. In fascinating detail, Pearson chronicles the monarchy of King Zog and the wartime period where Albania became a battleground for the Greek, Italian and German armies. He describes Enver Hoxha's seizure of power, the country's fraught relationship with the post-Stalin Soviet Union and Maoist China's fraternal embrace of Albania, all leading to near-total isolationism and inevitable economic collapse. Pearson concludes with the genocide of Kosovar Albanians at the hands of the Serbian regime of Milosevic that characterised the last decade of twentieth-century Albania. Comprising original research, and excerpts from rare Albanian sources, this is a compendium of primary source material that provides a year-by-year and sometimes day-by-day account of Albania's modern history. It is an essential reference for all those interested in Albanian, Balkan and Eastern European history.
CHAPTER Two 1941
CHAPTER THREE 1942
CHAPTER FOUR 1943
CHAPTER FIVE 1944
CHAPTER six 1945 42 I
Abas Kupi aircraft Albanian Communist Party Albanian government Albanian guerrillas Allied Amery Anthony Eden APRIL Athens attack August Balkan Balkan Air Force Balli Kombetar Bari Barker Berat bombed Brigade British Document Camerija captured Cavallero Central Committee Cervi Ciano Ciano's Diary commander communique Council Daily Telegraph December declared Dedijer democratic Diario Duce Elbasan enemy Enver Hoxha Fascist FEBRUARY fighting forces Foreign Office Free Albania front frontier German Gjirokaster Greece Greek Greek government Greek White Book Hibbert independence Italian Italy Jacomoni JANUARY July JUNE Kelcyre killed King Zog Korce Kosove Kruje Labour of Albania Lieutenant-Colonel Major Manchester Guardian MARCH McLean Mehmet Shehu military Mission Mussolini Northern Epirus November occupied October organization Party of Labour Pogradec political Price Prime Minister prisoners Puto raid reported resistance Royal Sarande SEPTEMBER Shkoder Smiley southern Albania Tepelene territory Tirana Tirana Radio to-day Tomori town troops United Nations village Vlore Yugoslav Yugoslavia Zavalani Zog's Zogist